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An account of the genus Sedum as found in cultivation by R. Lloyd Praeger

By R. Lloyd Praeger

Saxifrages, which however, in gardens, tend to be extra safely named. The confusion one of the Sedums seems to be due regularly to the truth that a few of them are rampant growers which invade the territory of neighbouring vegetation and weigh down them. In nurseries this unquestionably ends up in the intruders being despatched out occasionally lower than the names of the species which they've got ousted. The smallest scrap of a lot of those vegetation in lots of situations unmarried leaves will take root and develop, and therefore items by accident dropped or carried by way of wind or different companies may perhaps identify the species at a distance from the guardian. A achieve, a number of the species of the rupestre team, significantly S. altissimum and S. Douglasii, have a behavior of shedding in autumn a variety of brief barren shoots, that are rolled approximately via wind and so forth, and take root at any place they discover a safe haven. there's no doubt that those evidence cross some distance to account for the varied names less than which universal free-growing Sedums, resembling album, acre, sexangnlare, reflexutn, rupestre, anopetalum, altissimum, and spurium are present in gardens. yet a number of misnomers are because of mere carelessness. A nother regrettable characteristic as regards the Sedums is the variety of nomina nuda names which belong to no defined species that are present in connexion with them. Many nurserymen scatalogues are jam-packed with such names. a few are sincerely perversions, as a result of carelessness, of recognized names such, for example, are crimealense for himalense, and glaciate for gracile; however the majority appear to be planned unlicensed christenings. i've got given in different places a listing of such of those as i've got encountered and suffered from and it's to be was hoping that they're going to disappear from our catalogues. lots of them haven't even the benefit of being utilized always to anybody species. A nother explanation for misnaming one of the Sedums is the truth that, like mos
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S. roseum varieties. 31 ; JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. 32 but a very short leafy green form received as Stephani from Bremen appears to belong here ; also glaucous narrow-leaved forms from Brussels, &c. /?. elongatum Ledebour, " Flor. Rossica," 2, 178 [pro specie). Height, 7-12 inches. Green or greenish. Leaves more or less elliptic or oblong, acute or acuminate. Inflorescence dense, with bracts on the main branches. Flowers yellow, shorter than the pedicels. Scales thrice as long as broad.

15. S, Stephani Sedum Stephani Chamisso Chamisso in "Linnaea," 6, (fig. 23). 549, 1831. Maximowicz in Bull. Acad. - — A plant intermediate between two well-known species 5. crassipes Walhch (S. asiaticum Clarke) and S. roseum Scopoli (S. Rhodiola DC). It appears to be nearer to the former, of which it should perhaps be considered a variety but as I have not had the opportunity of studying much material, I follow Maximowicz in giving it specific rank. The leaves come close to S. crassipes, but are broader ; ; ACCOUNT OF GENUS SEDUM AS FOUND IN CULTIVATION.

20. — S. crassipes Wallich. ACCOUNT OF GENUS SEDUM AS FOUND IN CULTIVATION. 57 JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. 58 is described as having entire leaves tegerrimis obtusis "), and is (" foliis clearly different ; lineari-lingulatis in- Wallich's name crassipes appears to be the oldest for our plant. Hooker's WalUchianum is not distinct from it, being a form with leaves more divided than usual. The depth of the teeth varies, but I have not seen a hving plant in which it is quite so marked as in Hooker's plate.

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