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Oct 10, 2015 5:07 AM CST
Name: Olivier
Buizingen, Belgium
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 Li├Ęge 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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www.sempervivum.legtux.org
www.chromaphyosemion.be
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Oct 10, 2015 11:33 AM CST
Ireland . (Zone 9a)
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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Oct 10, 2015 5:09 PM CST
Name: Judith
Northern Virginia (Zone 7a)
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Fascinating mystery! Thank You!
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Oct 11, 2015 12:12 AM CST
Name: Olivier
Buizingen, Belgium
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.
www.sempervivum.legtux.org
www.chromaphyosemion.be
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Oct 11, 2015 9:09 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
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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.
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Oct 11, 2015 9:37 AM CST
Ireland . (Zone 9a)
My link is a dud : Confused Just Google ' la heid des gattes' and it comes up top of page
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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.
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Oct 12, 2015 5:12 AM CST
Name: Olivier
Buizingen, Belgium
Yes, Lynn. This time, it was a little dangerous
www.sempervivum.legtux.org
www.chromaphyosemion.be
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Dec 2, 2015 10:06 AM CST
Name: snarfie
netherlands
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i will be close to aywaille last week of december, so i will be looking for sempervivums when i go walking.
plants everywhere!
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Dec 2, 2015 10:12 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
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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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Dec 3, 2015 10:16 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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I agree yes that would be so great to see!! I tip my hat to you.
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Jan 3, 2016 2:49 PM CST
Name: snarfie
netherlands
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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!
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Jan 3, 2016 5:02 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Very nice snarfie. Thumbs up
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Jan 4, 2016 12:55 AM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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How exciting to see these in the wild!! Thanks Snarfie I tip my hat to you.
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Jan 4, 2016 12:20 PM CST
Name: Olivier
Buizingen, Belgium
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...
www.sempervivum.legtux.org
www.chromaphyosemion.be
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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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