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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. & Subtropical to Tropical Mountains.
Sedum (Crassulaceae)

[FIQ]

Ghazanfar, S. A. & Edmondson, J. R (Eds). (2014) Flora of Iraq, Volume 5 Part 2: Lythraceae to Campanulaceae.

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs, rarely subshrubs, mostly succulent
Morphology Stem
Stems erect or ascending or creeping
Morphology Leaves
Cauline leaves sessile or petiolate, alternate, opposite or sometimes whorled, entire or toothed or lobed Leaves subsucculent or succulent, alternate; rosulate leaves absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence cymose, occasionally spicate or paniculate or flowers solitary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sessile or pedicellate, (4–)5(–9)-merous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals free or basally united, fleshy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals usually free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens usually twice the number of petals
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Nectary scales small, as many as carpels
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels as many as petals, free or basally united; style short
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Follicles erect or spreading Seeds few to many per follicle.
Distribution
A cosmopolitan genus of nearly 600 species, six of which occur in Iraq.
Note
The name is taken from the Latin name for “house leek”, which is derived from the verb sedo (I sit) because it colonizes flat surfaces such as roofs.

[FTEA]

Crassulaceae, G.E. Wickens. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1987

Morphology General Habit
Annuals, monocarpic biennials arising from a basal rosette or perennials, erect or trailing
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate or opposite, sometimes crowded, especially on sterile shoots, flat to terete, usually fleshy, often spurred
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a few–many-flowered terminal cyme, corymb, panicle or raceme
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers (4–)5–(9–)-merous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals free or slightly joined at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens epipetalous, twice as many as the petals or equal in number
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Scale-like nectaries present between the stamens and carpels, small, entire, emarginate or dentate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels as many as the petals, usually free or slightly united at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds minute, 1-many.

[FIQ]

Ghazanfar, S. A. & Edmondson, J. R (Eds). (2014) Flora of Iraq, Volume 5 Part 2: Lythraceae to Campanulaceae.

Morphology General Habit
Small, annual, subaquatic herbs
Morphology Stem
Stems simple, erect
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, sessile, fleshy, ± terete
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence branched, cymose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sessile, 3–5-merous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3–5
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Nectary scales small, as many as carpels
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels free, erect; style short
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Follicles 1-seeded
Note
Distinguished from Sedum by its single-seeded carpels and number of stamens, and from Tillaea by its alternate leaves. Monotypic.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Austria, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Canary Is., Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Føroyar, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Gulf States, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., Labrador, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Louisiana, Madeira, Magadan, Maine, Manchuria, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ogasawara-shoto, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Qinghai, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Rwanda, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Vermont, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Wyoming, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Argentina South, Brazil South, Chile Central, Chile South, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Falkland Is., Florida, Manitoba, New Hampshire, New Zealand South, Prince Edward I., Venezuela, Wisconsin

Sedum L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
12167.000
Bullock, A.A., France 14445.000
Grey-Wilson, C. [444], Nepal 37693.000
Hunt [8832], Mexico 54722.000
Walker, S., Mexico Altamiranoa 33401.000

First published in Sp. Pl.: 430 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2001). Flora of China 8: 1-506. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Literature

Flora of Iraq

  • Eggli et al. 190 (1995)
  • Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. ed. 1: 430 (1753);

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 197 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl.: 430 (1753)

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