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Sedum spectabile - blossom top (aka).jpg
Hylotelephium spectabile
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Hylotelephium

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Hylotelephium is a genus of family Crassulaceae. It includes about 33 species distributed in Asia, Europe, and North America.[1]

Species in the genus, formerly included in Sedum, are popular garden plants, known as "sedum", "stonecrop", "live-for-ever" or "orpine". Horticulturalists have hybridized many of the species to create new cultivars. Many of the newer ones are patented, so may not be propagated without a license.


Hylotelephium is one of a group of genera that form a separate lineage from Sedum, and is closely related to Orostachys, Meterostachys, and Sinocrassula.[2]


Species include:[3]

Species placed here by some taxonomists include:



  1. ^ Kunjun Fu, Hideaki Ohba, and Michael G. Gilbert, "Hylotelephium H. Ohba, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo). 90: 46. 1977", Flora of China online, 8 
  2. ^ Mayuzumi, S.; Ohba, H. (2004), "The Phylogenetic Position of Eastern Asian Sedoideae (Crassulaceae) Inferred from Chloroplast and Nuclear DNA Sequences", Systematic Botany, 29 (3): 587–598, JSTOR 25063994, doi:10.1600/0363644041744329 
  3. ^ The Plant List, retrieved 27 July 2016