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  1. Family: Crassulaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Sedum L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. & Subtropical to Tropical Mountains.


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

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



    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arkansas, 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, Prince Edward I., Venezuela, Wisconsin

    Accepted Species


    Other Data

    Sedum L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    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).


    Flora of Tropical East Africa

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


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