Sedum cyprium

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Sedum cyprium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Sedum
Species: S. cyprium
Binomial name
Sedum cyprium
A.K. Jackson et Turill

Sedum cyprium, Cyprus stonecrop is an erect, monocarpic, succulent herb with an unbranched stem, 10-30 cm high. Leaves succulent, simple and entire reddish in sunny positions, the basal leaves in rosettes, hairless, spathulate, 3-6 x 1-2 cm, the higher leaves are thinly glandular and spirally arranged. the numerous actinomorphic flowers are greenish or reddish, gathered in a cylindrical panicle. Flowers June-Sep. Fruit a many -seeded follicle.

Habitat[edit]

Rock crevices and walls mostly on igneous formations at 150-1650 m altitude.

Distribution[edit]

A Cyprus endemic, locally very common in the broader Troödos Mountains, especially in the Paphos Forest-Akamas, Ayia, Stavros Psokas, Ayios Merkourios, Fleyia, Alonoudhi, Kryos Potamos, Makria Kontarka (Troödos), Evrykhou, Kalopanayiotis, Alona, Palekhori.

References[edit]

  • The Endemic Plants of Cyprus, Texts: Takis Ch. Tsintides, Photographs: Laizos Kourtellarides, Cyprus Association of Professional Foresters, Bank of Cyprus Group, Nicosia 1998, ISBN 9963-42-067-2

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