3161.000 Sedum L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Herbs, annual or perennial, mostly glabrous; rootstock usually not developed occasionally rhizomatous; stems erect or decumbent, sometimes fasciculate or moss-like, base rarely woody. Leaves alternate, opposite or verticillate; lamina with base often spurred; margins normally entire. Inflorescence terminal or axillary, cymose, often corymbiform, 1-many flowered. Sepals and petals free or basally connate; petals usually yellow, less often white or reddish. Fruit follicles. Seeds few-many, smooth or papillate, less often striate.

Worldwide: 420 species in northern hemisphere, extending to Southern hemisphere in Africa and South America.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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morganianum E. Walther
praealtum A. DC.

Other sources of information about Sedum:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Sedum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sedum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sedum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sedum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Sedum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Sedum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sedum
JSTOR Plant Science: Sedum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sedum
Plants of the World Online: Sedum
Tropicos: Sedum
Wikipedia: Sedum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Sedum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1744, retrieved 26 May 2024

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