Sedum caespitosum (Cav.) DC.

Taxonomy: Fam. Creassulaceae// Genus: Sedum// Species: Sedum caespitosum (Cav.) DC.

Determined according to the botanical key provided in The Flora of the Republic of Macedonia (Micevski, 1998).

Lifeform: Annual; therophyte according to the Raunkiær system. Plant with relatively short life cycle.

Distribution: Native from Hungary to the Mediterranean and West Asia according to the distribution information provided by the  Plants of the World Online portal (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew).

Habitat: Dry and open habitats – dry grassland/ hill pastures, rocky terrains, river gorges, rocks and rocky terrains with shallow soil, roadsides.

Flowering period: Spring: APR.

Sedum caespitosum – habit during flowering. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 11.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Sedum caespitosum – plant with flowers. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 06.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Sedum caespitosum – plant with flowers. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 06.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Sedum caespitosum, – plant with flowers. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 06.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Sedum caespitosum – plants with flowers and fruits. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 25.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Sedum caespitosum – plant with flowers and fruits. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 25.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Sedum caespitosum – plants with flowers and fruits. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 25.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Sedum caespitosum – habit in vegetative stage. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 05.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Sedum caespitosum – habit at beginning of flowering. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 05.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Sedum caespitosum – habit at end of vegetative stage/ beginning of flowering stage. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 27.03.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Sedum caespitosum – habit at end of vegetative stage/ beginning of flowering stage. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 27.03.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Sedum caespitosum – habit at end of vegetative stage/ beginning of flowering stage. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 27.03.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Sedum caespitosum – habit during vegetative stage. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 06.03.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Sedum caespitosum – habit during fruiting. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 29.04.2020. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Sedum caespitosum – plants with fruits. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 29.04.2020. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.

References:

Micevski, K. (1998). The Flora of the Republic of Macedonia Vol. I, Book 4. Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Sedum cespitosum (Cav.) DC. Plants of the World Online portal, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. https://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:275179-1 [Accessed 09.02.2022].

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