Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Sedum cyprium A. K. Jacks. & Turrill

Endemic to Cyprus

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.
Rock crevices and walls mostly on igneous formations at 150-1650 m altitude.
Cyprus endemic, locally very common in the broader Troödos Mountains, especially in the Paphos Forest-AkamasAyia, Stavros Psokas, Ayios Merkourios, Fleyia, Alonoudhi, Kryos Potamos, Makria Kontarka (Troödos), EvrykhouKalopanayiotisAlonaPalekhori. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Photos Troodos 8/7/2015  by George Konstantinou

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