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Sedum concarpum Frod.


Description from Flora of China

Sedum concarpum var. hupehense S. H. Fu.

Herbs perennial. Sterile shoots erect, 3-5 cm; leaves pseudopetiolate; leaf blade oblong-orbicular, 0.5-2.5 × 0.5-0.8 cm, apex rounded to emarginate. Flowering stems 8-20 cm, rarely more. Pseudopetiole to 1.5 cm; leaf blade obovate, 0.5-1.5 × ca. 1.2 cm, base shortly spurred, apex obtuse. Cyme corymbiform, dense; bracts resembling stem leaves, very large. Flowers unequally 5-merous. Sepals oblanceolate, equal, 5-6 × ca. 1 mm, base spurless, apex subobtuse and papillate. Petals free, yellow, lanceolate, 7-8 × ca. 2 mm, apex obtuse and mucronulate. Stamens 10; antepetalous ones ca. 4 mm, inserted ca. 2 mm from petal base. Nectar scales linear-spatulate, ca. 1.1 mm, apex rounded. Carpels erect, 5-6 mm, base connate for ca. 3 mm. Styles ca. 1 mm. Follicles erect. Seeds brown, oblong, 1-1.7 mm, smooth. Fl. Aug, fr. Sep.

* Grassland slopes; 2800-3400 m. SW Hubei (Hefeng Tujia Zu Zizhixian), SW Yunnan.


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