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Sedum iwarenge.jpg
Orostachys malacophylla var. iwarenge
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Orostachys

Orostachys is a genus of Crassulaceae that contains 14 accepted species. [1] It is a biennial herb growing in China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Mongolia, Russia. Eight species occur in China.[2]


Orostachys' leaves are linear to ovate, often with dull purple dots. Its roots are fibrous and it has no rhizome. [2] The flowering stem is solitary, arising from the center of the rosette in the second year. The stem leaves are alternate.


(also called O.furusei, endemic plant from Japan)


  1. ^ "Orostachys". Kew Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Flora of China. "Orostachys". FOC Vol.8. Retrieved 11 November 2013.