Dudleya x semiteres in the Dudleyas Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Full Sun
Leaves:Glaucous
Evergreen
Bloom Size:Under 1"
Suitable Locations:Beach Front
Xeriscapic
Uses:Provides winter interest
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant:Hummingbirds
Resistances:Drought tolerant
Pollinators:Birds
Containers:Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous:Tolerates poor soil
Goes Dormant
Parentage:Dudleya attenuata x Dudleya brittonii or Dudleya candida

Comments:
Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Feb 11, 2016 12:33 PM

A naturally occurring hybrid between Dudleya attenuata orcutti (the northern form of this small whitish blue finger succulent) and either D. brittonii or D. candida (larger rosette succulents), depending on the location. The latter two species are closely related but candida (which has smaller rosettes that branch heavily) appears only on islands off the coast of Baja California, while brittonii (larger, mostly solitary rosettes) is found on the peninsula itself. Dudleya attenuata occurs in both locations.

The nothospecies semiteres (named after the semiterete, or half-round shape of the leaves) is intermediate in form and flower (small, branching, powder-dusted rosettes; cup-shaped blooms). It is quite uncommon but can be found in limited numbers where the habitats of the species overlap (much of their range).

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