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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to E. DR Congo (Ruwenzori Mountains).

[FTEA]

Crassulaceae, G.E. Wickens. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1987

Morphology General Habit
Succulent subshrub, with trailing subterranean or surface stems and erect sparsely branched leafy stems up to 60 cm. high (2 m. fide Hedberg (1957)), glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ternate, subsessile, oblong-elliptic to oblong-oboval, 1.5–3 cm. long, 0.7–1.4 cm. broad, apex obtuse, base rounded-attenuate, flat, entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a many-flowered terminal corymbose cyme; bracts resembling the leaves but smaller; pedicels 7–13 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5-merous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube infundibuliform, ± 1 mm. long; lobes triangular-ovate, 4–5 mm. long, apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow, free, oblong-lanceolate, 10–15 mm. long, 4–5 mm. broad, long-acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 10; filaments 9–11 mm. long; antipetalous filaments inserted 3–5 mm. above the base of the petal, free for 5–6 mm; anthers oval-orbicular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Nectary-scales spathulate, 1–1.2 mm. long, 0.8 mm. broad, retuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels 5, united at the base for 1.5 mm., 8–9 mm. long; style recurved, 2.5–3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, oblong-lanceolate, 1.5 mm. long, acute at both ends, striate.
Figures
Fig. 3.
Habitat
Terrestrial or epiphytic, stream banks and marshy places in upland heath and upland moor; 3000–3450 m.
Distribution
U2

Native to:

Ethiopia, Uganda, Zaïre

Sedum churchillianum Robyns & Boutique appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 17: 313 (1945)

Accepted by

  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.
  • Wickens, G.E. (1987). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Crassulaceae: 1-66.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Jacobsen, Lex. Succ. Pl.: 345 (1974).
  • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 96, 278 (1957).
  • Robyns & Boutique in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 17: 313, fig. 25 (1945).
  • Toussaint in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 2: 560, frontispiece (1951).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0