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 thoroughly named. The confusion one of the Sedums seems to be due generally to the truth that a few of them are rampant growers which invade the territory of neighbouring crops and crush them. In nurseries this certainly results in the intruders being despatched out occasionally below the names of the species which they've got ousted. The smallest scrap of lots of those vegetation in lots of circumstances unmarried leaves will take root and develop, and hence items by accident dropped or carried by means of wind or different enterprises may possibly identify the species at a distance from the dad or mum. A achieve, the various species of the rupestre workforce, particularly S. altissimum and S. Douglasii, have a behavior of shedding in autumn various brief barren shoots, that are rolled approximately by way of wind and so forth, and take root anywhere they discover a safe haven. there's no doubt that those evidence move a long way to account for the various names less than which universal free-growing Sedums, corresponding to album, acre, sexangnlare, reflexutn, rupestre, anopetalum, altissimum, and spurium are present in gardens. yet plenty of misnomers are as a result of mere carelessness. A nother regrettable function 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 filled with such names. a few are essentially perversions, because 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 other places a listing of such of those as i've got encountered and suffered from and it truly is to be was hoping that they're going to disappear from our catalogues. lots of them haven't even the advantage of being utilized constantly to anybody species. A nother reason for misnaming one of the Sedums is the truth that, like mos
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Himalayan region, Siberia, Arctic Russia. Young plants, raised from seed sent from Darjeeling, seen at Edinburgh as the present paper was going to press. Apparently not previously in cultivation, though a characteristic Himalayan — and Siberian species. Named from its (usually) quadripartite flowers. Sedum himalense D. Don 12. (fig, 18), S. himalense D. Don, " Prodromus Flor. Nepalensis," 212, 1825. Hooker Linn. , 2, 97. Clarke in fil. and Thomson in Journ. Hooker, " Flor. Brit. India," 2, 418.

G. moranense, Palmeri, milder parts all the in hardy are which retusum, confusum, praealtum, of of the British Isles [p. 17] ). Of over 75 species so far described below as at present in cultivation. from the area, 44 are hsted Tender Asiatic Sedums. The tender Asiatic species belong mostly to the series Japonica. founded by Maximowicz to include a few glabrous perennial plants spurred with fibrous roots, slender, procumbent, mostly rooting stems, petals, acuminate leaves, 5-parted stellate yellow flowers, narrow carpels ^-connate, and stellate-patent fruit.

In Journ. Linn. , 97. 2, Hooker fil. and Thomson Clarke in Hooker, " Flor. Brit. India," 2, 418. Synonym. — S. Illustrations. coccineum Royle, " lUustr. Bot. Himalayas," 223. Pallas, loc. cit. tab. 6, fig. i. Royle, loc. cit. tab. 48, — fig. 3. In nature a smaller plant than any other Rhodiola in cultivation, with a caudex densely clothed with the fine wiry black stems of former years. " species, parted flowers. Description. —A usually glabrous herbaceous perennial. Rhizome rather stout, elongate, in nature densely clothed with the black wiry old stems.

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