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Sedum paradisum subsp. subroseum

Higher Taxonomy
Family: CrassulaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key
Habit: Annual to shrub [+- tree-like or climbing], fleshy. Leaf: generally simple, alternate or opposite (whorled), in dense to open, basal (or terminal) rosettes, or basal and cauline (not in rosettes), reduced on distal stem or not, often +- red. Inflorescence: generally a cyme, panicle-like, generally bracted. Flower: generally bisexual; sepals generally 3--5, generally +- free; petals generally 3--5, +- free or fused; stamens >> to = sepals, epipetalous or not; pistils generally 3--5(--8), simple, fused at base or not, ovary 1-chambered, placenta 1, parietal, ovules 1--many, style 1 per pistil. Fruit: follicles, generally 3--5. Seed: 1--many, small.
Genera In Family: +- 33 genera, +- 1400 species: +- worldwide, especially dry temperate; many cultivated for ornament. Note: Water-stressed plants often +- red. Consistent terminology regarding leaves, bracts difficult; in Aeonium and Dudleya, structures in rosettes are leaves, those on peduncles are bracts, and those subtending flowers are flower bracts; thus in taxa where the inflorescence is terminal, rosette leaves may "become" bracts as stem rapidly elongates to form an inflorescence. In Sedum structures below the inflorescence are interpreted as stems and leaves, not peduncles and bracts. Seed numbers given per follicle. SCIED: Scientific Editor: Bruce G. Baldwin, Thomas J. Rosatti.
eFlora Treatment Author: Steve Boyd, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Bruce G. Baldwin, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Species: Sedum paradisumView Description 

Habit: Perennial herb, rhizomes stout, stolons present or 0; stems, rosette leaves, inflorescences, and sepals lacking thick granular wax. Stem: 4--25 cm, glabrous, glaucous; rosettes generally dense in sunny sites, internodes generally obscured, < 3 mm. Leaf: strongly flattened; rosette leaves > stem leaves, 10--50 mm, 5--20(--27) mm wide, obovate to oblanceolate, often a flat gray, sometimes blue-green, greenish, pinkish or orange, tip blunt to notched; stem leaves alternate, 8--36 mm, ascending, often a flat gray, sometimes pinkish, purple or greenish, oblanceolate to oblong or obovate, often > 2× as long as wide, bases truncate. Inflorescence: subspheric to cylindrical or flat-topped, 2.2--14 cm, (3--)10--60-flowered. Flower: calyx lobes 2.3--7 mm, 33--95% as long as petals; petals 6--12 mm, white or cream, sometimes light yellow or pinkish, bases sometimes pink to orange, ascending, tips generally blunt; filaments yellow, white or greenish-white; anthers yellow, orange, or red. Fruit: mature follicles fused at base, erect, 4.2--10 mm. Seed: 1--1.6 mm, lanceolate, striate.
Note: Stem leaves are elongate and can be similar to rosette leaves.
Sedum paradisum (Denton) Denton ex B.L. Wilson subsp. subroseum B.L. Wilson & Zika
Stem: 6--21 cm. Leaf: rosette leaves 10--31 mm, 6--16 mm wide, gray to blue-green, greenish, orange, or pinkish; stem leaves 9--20 mm, gray to pinkish, purple, or greenish, distal stem leaves elongate. Inflorescence: subspheric to cylindrical or flat-topped, 2.5--13 cm, (3--)10--50-flowered; erect in flower, nodding or arching in bud. Flower: calyx 3.6--6.4 mm, calyx lobes 2.3--4.9 mm, 33--75% as long as petals; petals 6.5--10 mm, white or pinkish-white, fading pink, bases generally dull pink; filaments white to greenish-white; anthers yellow, aging white, gray, brown, orange, or blackish. Fruit: follicles 4.2--6.7 mm. Seed: 1.1--1.4 mm, lanceolate, striate. Chromosomes: 2n=30.
Ecology: Dry rocky slopes, ridgelines, cliffs, full sun or partial shade, on varied substrates, including serpentine, tuff, andesite, schist and granite; Elevation: 900--2100 m. Bioregional Distribution: n SNH (Plumas and Sierra cos., n of North Yuba River). Flowering Time: Jun--Aug Note: Disjunct from its two closest relatives, subsp. paradisum to northwest and S. obtusatum to south.
Jepson eFlora Author: Peter F. Zika, Richard E. Brainerd, Julie Kierstead, Barbara L. Wilson, Nick Otting & Steven Darington.
Reference: Zika 2014 Phytotaxa 159:111--121; Zika et al. 2018 Phytotaxa 368: 1--61
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Citation for this treatment: Peter F. Zika, Richard E. Brainerd, Julie Kierstead, Barbara L. Wilson, Nick Otting & Steven Darington. 2022, Sedum paradisum subsp. subroseum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, Revision 10,, accessed on October 02, 2023.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2023, Jepson eFlora,, accessed on October 02, 2023.

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n SNH (Plumas and Sierra cos., n of North Yuba River).
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