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: 1 cultivated taxon.

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morganianum E. Walther

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sedum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sedum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Sedum
Wikipedia: Sedum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sedum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sedum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Sedum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1744, retrieved 24 June 2021

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