Photographed from Delhi, 252-2011, grown in plants
A succulent, member of Crassulaceae, leaves small, less than 2.5 cm long, obovate-spatulate
inflorescence just emerging with progressively smaller leaves.

Kindly help in identification.

Is it some Sedum species?

Sedum glaucophyllum??

Could this be Pachyphytum sp.

Most likely NOT glaucophyllum… which usually has pointed red tipped leaves…. but the leaves here are convex top edge….
Though beyond this I am no further help… at first I thought could it be a variety of donkey tail sedum but the branchlet is a flower spike I think in this case…. and not a true branch of a burrow tail or donkey tail sedum…

Could this be a combination of both i.e Sedum and pachyphytum : Sedum pachyphytum?


14092011AS1 – a herb for ID from Tawang: I photographed this species from Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh during last March.

It was on a rock surface in a dry temperate forest.

Can it be a Sedum species? just a guess…


VOF Week: Succulent plant en-route Vasundhara Falls: I had seen this succulent herb en-route Vasundhara falls. Herb was spotted in the rock crevises.
Date/Time: 11-08-2012 / 12:50PM

Perhaps Sedum sp.

looking at the rocky ledge and scant growth medium this plant must be growing in… and the water must drain off right away…
no wonder most sedums dont do too well in the clay based potting soils in bengal no matter how careful one is …
great pictures of the plant and its habitat

May consider Sedum ewersii

Hylotelephium ewersii (Ledeb.) H.Ohba

Syn : Sedum ewersii Ledeb.

Yes …, looks good.

I do not think matches with images at Hylotelephium ewersii


Fwd: Sedum species? efi : 3 posts by 1 author.
As indicated, I am not ready to FULLY inspect & scrutinise all your entries for Crassulaceae but whilst checking out  those for Sedum oreades, took a quick look at the SEDUM SPECIES? entries.
As far as I know, there are no Crassulaceae remaining in the genus SEDUM other than S.oreades, found at higher elevations in the NW Himalaya (there are some in Nepal).

Clearly, the unidentified Crassulaceae from Chakrata, Hampta & towards Khardung La should be transferred to RHODIOLA SP.

Thanks a lot, …  I shall check and do the needful shortly.

Thanks, … I checked up efloras, GRIN, The Plant List & Catalogue of Life.

Except for one, I could not find alternate name of sedum species in efi under RHODIOLA

May I clarify my hasty observation.  It is my understanding that almost all the Crassulaceae from higher altitudes in the NW Himalaya and Indian TransHimalaya which previously were under Sedum have been transferred to Rhodiola.
Stewart (Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Pakistan & Kashmir, 1972) lists: Sedum crassipes, Sedum elongatum, Sedum ewersii, S.fischeri, S.linearifolium, S.oreades, S.quadrifidum, S.reticaule, S.roseum var. heterodontum, S.tibeticum and one or two others. No Rhodiolas were listed other than as synonyms.
Whereas, Dickore & Klimes 2005 (in their Checklist of Ladakh Flora) list: Rhodiola coccinea, R.fastigiata, R.heterodonta, R.imbricata, R.pamirolaica, R.tibetica, R.wallichiana plus Sedum oreades & S. perpusillum.
They also list Hylotelephium ewersii.
And Rosularia alpestris which Stewart has as Sempervivella.

Clearly, the Crassulaceae is particularly involved nomenclaturally and taxonomy-wise. But always, to me the priority is the correct identification, not the nomenclature or latest taxonomic treatment. Rhodiola is an especially troublesome genus!


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