By R. Lloyd Praeger
Saxifrages, which however, in gardens, tend to be extra adequately named. The confusion one of the Sedums seems to be due mostly to the truth that a few of them are rampant growers which invade the territory of neighbouring crops and weigh down them. In nurseries this unquestionably ends up in the intruders being despatched out occasionally less than the names of the species which they've got ousted. The smallest scrap of lots of those vegetation in lots of situations unmarried leaves will take root and develop, and therefore items by chance dropped or carried by way of wind or different businesses could determine the species at a distance from the dad or mum. A achieve, many of the species of the rupestre workforce, significantly S. altissimum and S. Douglasii, have a behavior of shedding in autumn a variety of brief barren shoots, that are rolled approximately by way of wind and so forth, and take root anywhere they discover a shelter. there's little question that those proof pass 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 a great number of misnomers are because of mere carelessness. A nother regrettable characteristic 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 packed 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 somewhere else an inventory 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 benefit of being utilized always to anyone species. A nother reason behind misnaming one of the Sedums is the truth that, like mos
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39 10). Praeger in Journ. , 54, 39, 1917. Rhodiola of remarkable stature, characterized by its very tall stems (2-3 feet long) clothed with long tapering entire leaves, which diminish towards the base of the stem into minute It most resembles a much overgrown 5. Kirilowii, but the scales. leaves and stems are twice as long, and the flowers (of which the A dioecious female alone is known) present points of difference. — Description. A glabrous herbaceous perennial, without barren shoots. Stems 2-3 feet long, erect, Rootstock massive, resembling that of S.
VOL. xlvi. X : ; ; ; 50 SOCIETY. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL Fig. 17. — S. tibeticum H. f. and T. — ACCOUNT OF GENUS SEDUM AS FOUND IN CULTIVATION. 51 Flowers June-July. Hardy. Habitat. Himalayan region. Very rare in cultivation. Received from Lissadell Nursery (where it was raised from Darjeeling seed labelled S. fastigiatum) also from Edinburgh Botanic Garden unnamed, collected by Captain Bailey on the Upper Brahmaputra. The former plants were male, the latter female. The male flowers were imperfect, and are not — ; described here.
After its habitat. Sedum S. fastigiatum fastigiatum H. f. and T. Hooker fil. and Thomson (fig. 19). in Journ. Linn. , 2, 98, 1858. Clarke in Hooker, "Flor. Brit. India," 2, 419. Himalayan Rhodiola, and like most of them variable Allied to S. himalense parts. in flower as regards size and colour of is broader and and S. iiheticum. in both of which, however, the leaf A typical moreover, thinner in proportion to its length. In S. himalense, glaucous usually tibeticum in S. the leaves are usually rough, and fastigiatum of leaves 5.
An account of the genus Sedum as found in cultivation by R. Lloyd Praeger