Genus:
Sedum L.

Sedum meyeri-johannis Engl.

This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central & E. Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Slender decumbent perennial herb, with long trailing branched square or slightly winged stems up to 1 m. long, often rooting at the nodes to just below the inflorescence.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, mostly alternate at the base, ternate above; lamina fleshy, flat, oblong-spathulate to oblong-lanceolate, up to 2(–2.5 fide Raym.-Hamet (1957)) cm. long, 0.8 cm. broad, apex obtuse, base shortly spurred, margins entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a corymbose-cyme; bracts obovate-spathulate to linear-lanceolate, 5–5.5 mm. long, 1.5–2.5 mm. broad, spurred; pedicels 2–6(–18) mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5-merous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals oblong-ovate to oblong-lanceolate, 2.5–5 mm. long, 1–2 mm. broad, obtuse, connate at the base for 0.5 mm. and spurred.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals lanceolate to oblong, 4.5–7 mm. long, 2–2.4 mm. broad, mucronate, connate at the base for 0.4–0.7 mm., yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 10; antisepalous filaments 3–3.5 mm. long; antipetalous filaments free 0.5–1 mm. from above the base of the petal, 2–3 mm. long; anthers ovate-reniform, ± 0.7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Nectary scales linear-spathulate, ± 0.8 mm. long, 0.2 mm. broad, slightly retuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels subdivergent, united at the base for 1.5–2 mm., 2.5–3.5 mm. long; style recurved, ± 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, narrowly oblong-ovoid, 1–1.2 mm. long, 0.2 mm. broad, finely mamillate.
Habitat
Epiphyte in upland forest, 1800–2400 m., but in Tanzania may also occur as a terrestrial herb on moist rocky ground in montane heath; 3200–4350 m.
Distribution
K1 K2 K3 K4 K6 T2 U3

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Sedum meyeri-johannis Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Grimshaw, J.M. [94672], Tanzania 71312.000 No
Fries, R.E. [700], Kenya K000232978 syntype No
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094893 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094901 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094914 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094896 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094895 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094902 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094892 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094907 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094890 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094905 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094908 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094912 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094915 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094898 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094925 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094897 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094900 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094913 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094909 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094891 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094894 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094899 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094911 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094903 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094910 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094904 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094906 Yes

First published in Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1891(2): 229 (1892)

Accepted by

  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.
  • Wickens, G.E. (1987). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Crassulaceae: 1-66.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.
  • Wickens, G.E. (1987). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Crassulaceae: 1-66.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 109 (1974).
  • Bally in Journ. E. Afr. Nat. Hist. Soc. 15: 15 (1940).
  • Blundell, Wild Fl. Kenya: 31 (1982).
  • Engl. in Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Zentral-Afrika-Expedition 1907-1908, 2 (Botanik) p. 221 (1911).
  • Engl., Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 188 (1895).
  • Engl., Hochgebirgsfl. Trop. Afr.: 229 (1892)
  • Fröd. in Med. Fran. Göteb. Bot. Träd. 7: 99, figs. 796–802 (1931).
  • Fröd. in Svensk. Bot. Tidskr. 23: 7, fig. 6 (1929).
  • Jacobsen, Lex. Succ. Pl.: 351 (1974).
  • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 97, 276 (1957).
  • Raym.-Hamet in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 27: 307 (1957).
  • Raym.-Hamet in Candollea 4: 38 (1929).
  • Toussaint in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 2: 559 (1951).

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