Plant Genera


Family Code: CRASSU
Genus Code: SEDUM
Genus CN: stonecrop
Genus Authority: L.
Genus Summary: A genus of perhaps 200 species, depending on circumscription. There is considerable controversy about the circumscription of the genus Sedum. Diamorpha is usually separated, but Thiede & Eggli (2007) include it in Sedum; the separation of Rhodiola and Hylotelephium have been more controversial, but Thiede & Eggli (2007) place these in separate tribes from Sedum s.s. Other segregates which would affect the species treated below have been proposed, such as Chetyson, Clausenellia, and Spathulata (see synonymy).
Genus Identification: Identification notes: Other species of Sedum are grown as ornamentals, especially in rock gardens; some are aggressive and rather weedy and can be expected eventually to become a naturalized part of our flora.
Genus References: Ohba in FNA (2009); Clausen (1975)=Z; Calie (1981)=Y; Thiede & Eggli in Kubitzki, Bayer, & Stevens (2007). [also see Diamorpha, Hylotelephium, and Rhodiola]
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