Dudleya cymosa subsp. pumila (Rose) K.M.Nakai  
Family: Crassulaceae

not yet
Caudices simple or 2-5-branched, 1-2(-3.5) cm diam. Leaves: rosettes usually 10-25-leaved; blade green, rhombic-oblanceolate to spatulate, 1.5-5(-10) × 1-3(-6) cm, apex mostly short-acuminate to cuspidate, surfaces sometimes farinose, glaucous. Inflorescences: floral shoots 5-20-leaved, 5-15(-25) cm; cincinni 3+, 3-6-flowered, mostly 1-3 cm. Petals bright yellow to red, 10-12 × 2.5-4 mm. 2n = 34. Flowering spring. Rock crevices, rocky slopes; 100-2600 m; Calif. Plants of subsp. pumila in the San Gabriel Mountains are rather uniformly small, with the rosette leaves rhomboid and short-acuminate to cuspidate. Taken by themselves, they would seem a quite well-distinguished subspecies, and many plants of the Santa Lucia Mountains are similar. Plants of the San Bernardino Mountains are similar but apparently more variable; in the Santa Lucia Mountains the plants are perhaps even more variable, some like subsp. cymosa. Thus there is no clear line between the two subspecies.

       Web Links       View Parent Taxon       Close window