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Saxifrages, which however, in gardens, tend to be extra competently named. The confusion one of the Sedums seems to be due usually 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 absolutely 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 lots of those vegetation in lots of situations unmarried leaves will take root and develop, and therefore items by accident dropped or carried by means of wind or different companies may perhaps determine the species at a distance from the guardian. A achieve, the various species of the rupestre staff, particularly S. altissimum and S. Douglasii, have a behavior of losing in autumn quite a few brief barren shoots, that are rolled approximately through wind etc, and take root anyplace they discover a shelter. there's no doubt that those proof move a long way to account for the various names less than which universal free-growing Sedums, equivalent to album, acre, sexangnlare, reflexutn, rupestre, anopetalum, altissimum, and spurium are present in gardens. yet lots 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 jam-packed with such names. a few are essentially perversions, because of carelessness, of recognized 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 are going to disappear from our catalogues. a lot of them haven't even the benefit of being utilized constantly to anybody species. A nother reason for misnaming one of the Sedums is the truth that, like mos
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Fig. 7). fil. and Thomson in Journ. Linn. , Clarke in Hooker, " Flor. Brit. India," 2, 417. Hooker S. heterodontum 2, 95. f. 1858 ; A plant of very distinct appearance, but the similarity of its floral parts to those of S. roseum may eventually place it as a variety of that polymorphic species, as suggested by Hooker and others. Easily identified among very short, broad, tall the species of the Rhodiola section by its coarsely-toothed leaves, scattered along sessile, stems, i-ij foot high. Description.

An Asiatic and sub-alpine group, finding mountain area stretching its maximum develepment in the great it extends into the Arctic Northward from Afghanistan to Yunnan. One species. 5. roseum, limited. is range southward its Regions circumpolar in its which is also the most variable of the group, is America. Another. S. rhodanthum, is confined to North distribution. fifty about paper, Of the group in its wide sense, as used in this as cultivation, in are species have been described, of which twenty-one Rhodiola is essentially ; listed above and described below.

Flor. Brit. India," 2, 418. A very distinct plant, with the characteristic, much-thickened they are dark redpurple and small. S. bupleuroides shows a smaller range of variation than the majority of the Rhodiolas, and is generally immediately rootstock and unisexual flowers of Rhodiola ; — ACCOUNT OF GENUS SEDUM AS FOUND IN CULTIVATION. Fig. 15. S. purpureoviride Praeger. 47 Fig. S. bupJeuroides WalUch. — — ACCOUNT OF GENUS SEDXM AS FOUND IN CULTIVATION. by recognizable its entire 49 heart-shaped leaves, which vary chiefly as regards their length.

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