Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: x funckii at La Heid des Gattes, Aywaille, Belgium

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Name: Olivier
Buizingen, Belgium
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Chromaphyto
Oct 10, 2015 5:07 AM CST
In september, I visited a very rare belgian Sempervivum biotop.
S. x funckii var. aqualiense is the most rare plant of Belgium and live only in one rock station ("La Heid des Gattes") in Liège Provincy, East of the Aywaille city.

The cliff where plants live is very dangerous and photos are difficult to make.
The presence of this hybrid (tectorum x montanum x arachnoideum) is difficult to understand. This station is isolated from the geographical distribution of the Sempervivum genus and no parent are present.
Two solutions are possible: an artificial introduction or a relic population.
It is possible that the second solution is good because other rare plants live there

All pictures: 28 september 2015.

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An other Crassulaceae: Hylotelephium telephium

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Ireland . (Zone 9a)
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Paddy
Oct 10, 2015 11:33 AM CST
Thank you for the great photos and information Oliver . This seems a most wonderful place to visit .
I looked it up and found this short video .https://youtu.be/fJ5BpSc2Heg
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Name: Judith
Northern Virginia (Zone 7a)
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JKing
Oct 10, 2015 5:09 PM CST
Fascinating mystery! Thank You!
Name: Olivier
Buizingen, Belgium
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Chromaphyto
Oct 11, 2015 12:12 AM CST
Paddy said:Thank you for the great photos and information Oliver . This seems a most wonderful place to visit .
I looked it up and found this short video .https://youtu.be/fJ5BpSc2Heg

Exactly, Paddy.
You can see another video here (in french): https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
This video explain the scientific study with S. x funckii var. aqualiense. The Botanic Garden Meise make genetic and demographic studies with this plant.


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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 11, 2015 9:09 AM CST

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Olivier, thank you for posting such an fascinating find.
I will watch both yours and Paddy's link when I get home later this afternoon.

Very exciting find.
Ireland . (Zone 9a)
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Paddy
Oct 11, 2015 9:37 AM CST
My link is a dud : Confused Just Google ' la heid des gattes' and it comes up top of page
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 11, 2015 10:48 PM CST

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Here you go Paddy. What a beautiful part of the world that is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Both videos are amazing.
Olivier, that is some steep climbing. Many interesting plants in the video.
Name: Olivier
Buizingen, Belgium
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Chromaphyto
Oct 12, 2015 5:12 AM CST
Yes, Lynn. This time, it was a little dangerous
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Name: snarfie
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snarfie
Dec 2, 2015 10:06 AM CST
i will be close to aywaille last week of december, so i will be looking for sempervivums when i go walking.
plants everywhere!
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Dec 2, 2015 10:12 AM CST

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Snarfie, I hope you will be taking lots of photos, and that you will share them with us. What an adventure.
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gg5
Dec 3, 2015 10:16 PM CST
I agree yes that would be so great to see!! I tip my hat to you.

Name: snarfie
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snarfie
Jan 3, 2016 2:49 PM CST
No photo's of sempervivums unfortunately. However i have found two groups of sempervivum. I've seen them around some ruins on an hill, but didn't have my phone around to make photo's. I could not make sure if they were wild or planted there a long time ago.
But i have seen some sedums.
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plants everywhere!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 3, 2016 5:02 PM CST

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Very nice snarfie. Thumbs up
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 4, 2016 12:55 AM CST
How exciting to see these in the wild!! Thanks Snarfie I tip my hat to you.

Name: Olivier
Buizingen, Belgium
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Chromaphyto
Jan 4, 2016 12:20 PM CST
snarfie said:No photo's of sempervivums unfortunately. However i have found two groups of sempervivum. I've seen them around some ruins on an hill, but didn't have my phone around to make photo's. I could not make sure if they were wild or planted there a long time ago.
But i have seen some sedums.
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=> Petrosedum rupestre and Sedum album

Locality of Sempervivum x funckii aqualiense is here: https://www.google.be/maps/pla...

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 4, 2016 12:41 PM CST

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What a beautiful part of the world.
I went back to the beginning of this thread to look at your wonderful photos of Sempervivum x funckii aqualiense. What a sweet little semp.
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