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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central Europe to Medit. and N. Iran.
Sedum cespitosum

[FIQ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small, erect, glabrous annual (1–)2–3(–6) cm tall
Morphology Stem
Stems succulent, terete
Morphology Leaves
Leaves succulent, sessile, oblong to obovate, imbricate, (2–)3–5(–6) × 1–2(–3) mm, obtuse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence cymose, 1–9-branched, frequently reduced to a single branch; bracts foliaceous, oblong to obovate, 2–5 × 1–2 mm, obtuse; pedicels ± 1 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 4–5-merous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ovate to triangular, 1 × 0.5–1 mm, ± acute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals free, white with a red mid-vein, narrowly ovate to triangular, slightly keeled, 1–2 mm, mucronate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4 or 5; nectary scales spatulate, < 1 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels spreading, 2–3 × 1 mm, usually glabrous but a few glandular hairs may be present towards base of suture
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, ellipsoid, striate.
Ecology
In silt and clay on rocky hillsides and dry river beds; alt. 500–600 m
Phenology
Mar.–Apr.
Distribution
Scattered and occasional in northern parts of Iraq. C & SE Europe, N Africa, Crimea, Caucasus, Turkey, Syria.

Native to:

Albania, Algeria, Baleares, Bulgaria, Corse, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., France, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Spain, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Yugoslavia

Sedum cespitosum (Cav.) DC. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Shaw, D. [s.n.], Spain 41121.000
Davis, P.H. [5671], Syria K000283556
Kirk, T. [884], New Zealand Crassula diffusa K000838498
Kirk, T. [s.n.], New Zealand Crassula diffusa K000838497
Mar 1, 2011 Simonkai, L. [2635], Romania Sedum deserti-hungarici K000838555 isotype

First published in Prodr. 3: 405 (1828)

Accepted by

  • Authier, P. & Covillot, J. (2011). Catalogue actualisé des plantes de l'île de Rhodes (Grèce) Saussurea; Travaux de la Société Botanique de Genève 41: 131-170.
  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1972). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 4: 1-657. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 1-449. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. & Edmondson, J.R. (eds.) (2013). Flora of Iraq 5(2): 1-349. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Jalas, J., Suominen, J., Lampinen, R. & Kurtto, A.(eds.) (1999). Atlas Florae Europaeae. Distribution of vascular plants in Europe 12: 1-250.
  • Jansson, C.A. & Rechinger, K.H. (1970). Flora Iranica 72: 1-32. Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz.
  • Miller, A.G. & Cope, T.A. (1996). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 1: 1-586. Edinburgh university press.
  • Vladimirov, V., Dane, F., Matevski, V. & Kit Tan (2012). New floristic records in the Balkans: 18 Phytologia Balcanica 18: 69-92.

Literature

Flora of Iraq

  • Chamberlain in Fl. Turk. 4: 240 (1972).
  • DC., Prodr. 3: 405 (1828);
  • Jansson & Rech. f., Fl. Iranica 72: 12 (1970);

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Authier, P. & Covillot, J. (2011). Catalogue actualisé des plantes de l'île de Rhodes (Grèce) Saussurea; Travaux de la Société Botanique de Genève 41: 131-170.
  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Danin, A. & Fragman- Sapir, O. (2019). Flora of Israel Online http://flora.org.il/en/plants/.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1972). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 4: 1-657. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 1-449. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Jalas, J., Suominen, J., Lampinen, R. & Kurtto, A.(eds.) (1999). Atlas Florae Europaeae. Distribution of vascular plants in Europe 12: 1-250.
  • Jansson, C.A. & Rechinger, K.H. (1970). Flora Iranica 72: 1-32. Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1993). Flora Europaea ed. 2, 1: 1-581. Cambridge University Press.

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