By R. Lloyd Praeger
Saxifrages, which however, in gardens, are typically extra safely named. The confusion one of the Sedums seems to be due as a rule to the truth that a few of them are rampant growers which invade the territory of neighbouring vegetation and crush 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 instances unmarried leaves will take root and develop, and hence items by chance dropped or carried by means of wind or different enterprises may possibly determine the species at a distance from the mother or father. A achieve, the various species of the rupestre crew, particularly S. altissimum and S. Douglasii, have a behavior of losing in autumn quite a few brief barren shoots, that are rolled approximately by way of wind and so forth, and take root anyplace they discover a safe haven. there's little question that those proof pass a long way to account for the various names below which universal free-growing Sedums, equivalent to album, acre, sexangnlare, reflexutn, rupestre, anopetalum, altissimum, and spurium are present in gardens. yet plenty of misnomers are because 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 in actual fact perversions, because of carelessness, of famous 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 an inventory of such of those as i've got encountered and suffered from and it really is to be was hoping that they are going to disappear from our catalogues. a lot of them haven't even the benefit of being utilized continually to anybody species. A nother explanation for misnaming one of the Sedums is the truth that, like mos
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Buds sub-globular. Flowers dioecious, usually 4- (sometimes 5- or 6-) parted. j inch long stamens equalling the petals, wide-spreading, filaments purple, anthers reddish scales laige, shining purple, erect, spreading and broader above, truncate-retuse-emarginate at apex, about J the petals carpels very small, blunt, greenish or purplish, much shorter than the scales. Female flower sepals as in male petals spreading, resembling and equalling or exceeding the sepals scales as in male, slightly exceeding the sepals and petals carpels erect, lanceolate, green or purple, J to ^ longer than the sepals and petals, with short, stout, straight, capitellate purple styles.
A Himalayan Rhodiola which in appearance comes nearest to D. Don, but it is usually glaucous and smooth, while himalense is mostly dark green and rough on leaf and stem. S. S. himalense tibeticum also belongs to the group which has the inflorescence branches bare of leaves, while those of himalense are leafy. Both have usually dark-purple flowers, and are much slenderer than S. roseum, and much larger than 5. fastigiatum. — Description. A glabrous herbaceous perennial. Rootstock thick, erect, branched.
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.