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Sedum microstachyum

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Crassulaceae
Rank  Species
Order  Saxifragales
Genus  Sedum
Similar  Sedum stellatum, Sedum caespitosum, Sedum ochroleucum, Sedum eastwoodiae

Sedum microstachyum, the small-spiked stonecrop, is an erect, succulent, monocarpic herb, with an unbranched stem up to 40 cm high. Leaves succulent, simple, entire, glandular, hairy, reddish in sunny positions, sessile, the basal crowded in rosettes, spathulate-linear 3-7 x 0.5-1.5 cm, the higher smaller, spirally arranged. Flowers actinomorphic, small, reddish or greenish, in a cylindrical panicle, Flowers from June to September. Fruit a many-seeded follicle.

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Habitat

Rock crevices on igneous formations at 1500-1900 m altitude.

Distribution

Endemic to Cyprus, confined to the Troödos forest where it is fairly common: Chromion, Khionistra, Loumata, Aeton and Troödos Square.

References

Sedum microstachyum Wikipedia


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