All Floras      Search Specimen
Login | eFloras Home | Help
IBSC | Family List | Angiospermae | Crassulaceae

Sinocrassula Berger

石莲属

Description from Flora of China

Plants annual, biennial, or perennial, with reddish brown, thin striations or spots throughout, glabrous or minutely hairy. Roots fibrous. Sterile stems usually present. Leaves mostly in basal rosettes, often with several rosettes per plant, often caducous and lost by anthesis, alternate, apex obtuse or acuminate. Flowering stems erect, ± elongated; stem leaves alternate. Inflorescence terminal or lateral, paniculate-corymbiform with long, basally subopposite branches, rarely simple and racemelike; bracts leaflike, laxly arranged. Flowers erect, pedicellate, bisexual, 5-merous. Calyx subglobose; sepals erect, triangular or triangular-lanceolate, base connate. Petals free or almost so, yellow to red or purplish red, subglobose-urceolate, S-shaped in longitudinal section, apically extrorsely vaulted curved, base concave, apex sometimes thickened. Stamens as many as petals, inserted on sepals, slightly shorter than petals. Nectar scales entire, apex emarginate or dentate. Carpels somewhat wide, base abruptly narrowed. Styles short; stigmas capitate. Follicles many seeded.

Seven species: Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sikkim; seven species (six endemic) in China.


 

Related Objects  

Flora of China  
  • PDF File
  • PDF

    IBSC @ efloras.org
    Browse by
    Family
    Genera
    Search by name

    Specimen Search

    People @ IBSC

     

     

     |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |