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 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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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?v=4Q9C4SCmqHk&gl=BE
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
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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.
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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?v=fJ5BpSc2Heg

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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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.
Name: Greg Colucci
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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.
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
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
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valleylynn
Jan 3, 2016 5:02 PM CST

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Very nice snarfie. Thumbs up
Name: Greg Colucci
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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.
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
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/place/Aywaille/@50.4788805,5.6885...

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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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