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This species is accepted, and its native range is Syria to Lebanon and N. Iraq.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FIQ]

Ghazanfar, S. A. & Edmondson, J. R (Eds). (2014) Flora of Iraq, Volume 5 Part 2: Lythraceae to Campanulaceae.

Type
Type: Iraq, Mosul, Pesh Khabur, Kotschy 172! (syn.); Jabal Taktak, Haussknecht s.n. (JE, syn.).
Morphology General Habit
Erect glabrous annual 10–15 cm
Morphology Stem
Stems subsucculent, terete, glabrous, up to 3 mm across
Morphology Leaves
Leaves succulent, sessile, lanceolate, 9–12 × 1–2(–3) mm, acute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence cymose with 4–11-flowered branches; bracts foliaceous, linear to lanceolate, (3–)6–7(–20) × 1–2(–3) mm, acute; pedicels ± 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5–6-merous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals narrowly triangular to lanceolate, 1–2 mm, acute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow, free, lanceolate, 3–4 mm, acute to acuminate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 10 or 12; anthers yellow; nectary scales obtriangular, < 1 mm, emarginate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels erect, 2–3 × ± 1 mm, glabrous; ovules numerous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds not seen.
Ecology
Marshland; alt. 1600–2000
Phenology
Jun.?
Distribution
Very rare, possibly now extinct in Iraq as the records are ancient. Lebanon, Syria according to Eggli (no material at K from Lebanon or Syria).
Note
This species has been maintained purely on the strength of the colour references made by Boissier in his original description, “petalis intense luteis” and “antheris flavis”. Close examination of the isotypes at Kew, however, shows a slight darkening down the mid-vein in some of the petals, implying a white petal with a pink vein. The anthers, though generally appearing yellow, show definite purple pigmentation in the younger flowers. Further collections within the type locality are needed to verify the existence of a yellow-flowered Sedum in the area. Without such evidence, S. assyriacum may be better placed in synonymy with S. pallidum.

Native to:

Iraq, Lebanon-Syria

Sedum assyriacum Boiss. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 18, 2011 Kotschy, K.G.T. [172], Iraq K000838631 isotype
Mar 18, 2011 Kotschy, K.G.T. [172], Iraq K000838630 isotype
Haussknecht, H.C. [s.n.], Iraq K000838629

First published in Diagn. Pl. Orient. 6: 55 (1846)

Accepted by

  • Ghazanfar, S.A. & Edmondson, J.R. (eds.) (2013). Flora of Iraq 5(2): 1-349. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.

Literature

Flora of Iraq

  • Boiss., Diagn. ser. 1 (6): 55 (1845). —

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ghazanfar, S.A. & Edmondson, J.R. (eds.) (2013). Flora of Iraq 5(2): 1-349. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2011). Flora of China 19: 1-884. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Flora of Iraq
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0