Dudleya setchellii

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Dudleya setchellii
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Dudleya setchellii among serpentinite rocks
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Dudleya
Species: D. setchelli
Binomial name
Dudleya setchellii
(Jeps.) Britton & Rose

Dudleya setchellii, the Santa Clara Valley dudleya, or Santa Clara Valley liveforever, is a member of the Dudleya genus of succulent perennials, members of the family Crassulaceae. The Santa Clara Valley dudleya, endemic to the Santa Clara Valley region in the southern San Francisco Bay Area, was listed on February 3, 1995, as an endangered species. It is sometimes considered to be a subspecies of Dudleya abramsii.[1]

Description[edit]

The Dudleya setchellii plant blooms in the spring, with pale yellow flowers on vertical stems about a foot high.

Distribution[edit]

Dudleya setchellii is found only in the Coyote Valley area of southern Santa Clara County, California, mostly on rocky outcrops within serpentine grasslands on Tulare Hill and the Santa Teresa Hills west of Coyote Creek in south San Jose and south of Metcalf Canyon east of Coyote Creek.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Plant List, retrieved 9 July 2016 
  • Dudleya and Hassenthaus Handbook, Paul Thompson 1993, Bonsall Publications, 248 pp

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