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VOF Week: Unidentified U28– near Joshimath: Seen this herb growing on rock crevices near Joshimath.


oh how pretty a flower spike already? a Sedum….


Thanks … Yes this could be some Sedum sp..


Only open flowers can help in differentiating Sedum or Rhodiola.


Sinocarssula indica.


 

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Sedum like plant for ID ?? … en-route Rolla- GHNP- PKA38 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).
Small herb seen on a rock en-route Rolla at GHNP at an altitude of approx. 1700m.
Looks like some Sedum sp..
Date/Time: 24-09-2014 / 02:45PM 


Please check for Sinocrassula indica.


It is Sinocrassula indica


 

Small herb seen on a rock en-route Rolla at GHNP at an altitude of approx. 1700m.
Date/Time: 24-09-2014 / 02:45PM

Bot. name: Sinocrassula indica
Family: Crassulaceae

 

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Crassulaceae, Combretaceae and Myrtaceae Fortnight: Succulent for identification 8 : 22 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (2).  

Kindly help with identification of this wild succulent, may be some
Sedum species.
Place: Waknaghat, Shimla
Sept., 2014


Sedeveria
nearest i come to is … Sedeveria cv. ‘Starburst’ a hybrid between sedum and echeveria

which ones i dont know

need to investigate
may be you have access to research papers but the problem to me is the brown venation on the outer leaf…

is that the hybrid character or changes induced by growing condition… it seems its cared for..

so is it being researched? than the botanist or the hybridizer can give some pointers if not his secrets.


It is wild and can be seen growing on rocks in large number near Shimla.


hybrids developing in wild is how we have such a lot of these very confusing plants


if you can find that has fully opened flowers and take lots of pictures including enface…
it would be very interesting..


It flowers in Sept-Oct. So, I have to wait. But flowers were like this in all the plants I have seen.


this case is worrying me
I just cant classify it to my satisfaction…
the flowers’ buds are not of anything easily pigeonholed into known more popular horticultural plants in question this week
the network of red/brown markings on the outer leaves is another…
only thing I had thought of in the beginning was could this be a Dudleya or a cv but they are California natives and not much in usual nursery trades… so if it is how did it get to the Simla hills.. you said its growing wild…
or do we have a himalayan new species that looks like Dudleyas of Western United States…?


The sedum species you have uploaded is Sedum spathulifolium.


sedum almost never produces that beautiful rosette


Attaching two more photograph, which may be of some use. Attachments (2)


I think Echeveria purpusorum

Please see second image


Sir, here the petals are white. I have checked Flora of Himachal Pradesh as well as Flora Simlensis, but no clues/ conclusion as yet.
Sir, I have few more photographs of wild Crassulaceans but not able to trace in my large collection of plants of H.P. right now due to tight schedule.


Any probability of Sinocrassula indica (Decne.) A. Berger? Though petal should be dull rose (FBI) or reddish, yellow, greenish-yellow (FoC).


… i dont think so

if you notice i did not comment on that inflorescence only

if you cant see the plant rosette how can you decide????

esp in a plant group that produces similar flower spikes and hybrdizes like crazy….


Attached here all photographs submitted in this thread. I suggested as I found similarities with the links below
  1. http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=130420
  2. http://haworthia.jp/aerialgarden/sinocrassula%20pages/indica.htm
  3. http://www.cvh.org.cn/db/data_photos/data_index.php?id=1&page=1529&order=SPPING_CNAME
  4. http://www.crassulaceae.ch/de/artikel?akID=322
  5. http://albino.sub.jp/cgi-bin/database.cgi?equal3=Sinocrassula&equal4=indica&tid=list3
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB1vH7Zk858
  7. (any many other found in the net)
I may be entirely wrong. Why don’t you ask them? –
Thank you


wow … what a lot of research

you may be onto the true id of this plant

the utube is impressive, the guy who made it says he’s been watching the colony for 10 years

i wish he showed some closeups
i am on the way to an old teacher who’s very sick

when i return today or in next couple of days I’ll look at all the links you have sent and will talk them

be well


Yes it is Sinocrassula indica


  

 

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Please provide id inputs for this succulent, which to me is a Sedum sp. ..was recorded in wild from VOF area..


if the two darker brownish clumps belong to this stalk… its turning color in sunlight…

then its Sedum spathulifolium  Hooker 1832 from the pacific coast  cliffs


Flowers can say something


I think it should be Sinocrassula indica as per images herein.


I think, Sinocrassula indica


 

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Requested to please ID this small succulent found growing on a rock face on the way to Ghangria from Govindghat, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.

pic 9986 and 9987 are most likely dudleya sp. may be dudleya lanceolata, only because of its growing habit. cant see details.

but native of california, how in the world did get to uttarakhand? and first one an echeveria…. cant go further 


Thanks … for your feedback.
I searched on dudleya in efi and came across these 2 posts from the same area:
– this post by Nidhan ji. Pics look similar to the ones posted by me above (except for the flower stalk which is more developed than the ones here), including the first one above.
– this post by Prashant ji (pics can be considered similar).
Both of the above were identified as Sinocrassula indica.
Would like to have some more comments from experts, if possible.


yes experts need to see this. … had made the last two diagnosis, and … i added all in cc except … whose email address in not in my contact list. hope they all see this soon.


by description of sinocrassula. your first picture should also be sinocrassula and not echeveria 


To me also appear close to images at Sinocrassula indica (Decne.) A. Berger as per comparative images at Crassulaceae

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