Dudleya brittonii

Dudleya brittonii

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Saxifragales
Familia: Crassulaceae
Subfamilia: Echeverioideae
Genus: Dudleya
Species: Dudleya brittonii

Dudleya brittonii

Name

Dudleya brittonii D.A.Johans.

References

* Cactus and Succulent Journal. [Cactus and Succulent Society of America] 4:311. 1943
* USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. 409548

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Dudleya brittonii ((DUD-lee-yuh brit-TON-ee-eye) is a succulent plant in the Crassulaceae family. It is found in Baja California. Leaves grow in a basal rosette and are covered with a dusty, chalky, mealy white epicuticular “wax”. The “wax” in its mealy state on the leaves is attracted to water and coats drops on the leaves and prevents their evaporation. The “wax” has been shown to be the most highly ultraviolet reflectivity of any plant.[1] Dudleya brittonii is similar in appearance to Dudleya pulverulenta.

References

1. ^ Spectral Properties of Heavily Glaucous and Non-Glaucous Leaves of a Succulent Rosette-Plant, Thomas W. Mulroy, Oecologia, 1979, [1]

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