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Sedum nussbaumerianum

Sedum nussbaumerianum, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Saxifragales

Familia: Crassulaceae
Subfamilia: Sempervivoideae
Tribus: Sedeae
Genus: Sedum
Species: Sedum nussbaumerianum

Sedum nussbaumerianum Bitter, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 8: 281. 1923.


Sedum adolphi R.-Hamet

Native distribution areas:

Sedum nussbaumerianum

Sedum nussbaumerianum, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Primary references

Bitter, F.A.G. (1923) Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 8: 281.


Hassler, M. 2019. Sedum nussbaumerianum. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Dec 06. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Sedum nussbaumerianum. Published online. Accessed: Dec 06 2019.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Sedum nussbaumerianum in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Dec 06. Reference page. 2019. Sedum nussbaumerianum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Dec 06.

Vernacular names
English: Golden Sedum

Sedum nussbaumerianum,[1] synonym Sedum adolphi,[2] the coppertone stonecrop,[3] is a species of succulent plant in the family Crassulaceae native to Mexico.[3] It has become naturalized in Sicily and the Canary Islands.[4]

This species grows up to 20 cm tall and has small star-shaped white flowers.[3] It is hardy in USDA zone 9 and southward.[5] You can grow this plant in well drained moist soil and place in full sun, in places such as rock gardens.[5] You can also propagate this plant from its cuttings, leaves, and seeds.[3]

"This plant was first discovered by Carl Albert Purpus at a sulfur spring in a ravine at Zacualpan in Veracruz, Mexico in 1906 or 1907 but was later described in 1923 by the German botanist Bitter who named it for Ernst Nussbaumer, the head gardener at the Bremen Botanic Garden in Germany."[4]
Sedum adolphi similarities & controversy

In Henk't Hart and Bert Bleij's work, "Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Crassulacae" and noted S. nussbaumerianum to be very similar or identical in appearance to S.adolphi. However, Robert Clausen in "Sedum of North America North of the Mexican Plateau" treated them as a separate species in his book because of differences in their inflorescences. His work stated that S. nussbaumerianum's petals all in the same plane, but S. adolphi has petals at different levels in cymes.[6]
Detailed view.

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"Sedum nussbaumerianum - Hortipedia". 2013-08-14. Retrieved 2021-06-20.
"Sedum nussbaumerianum at San Marcos Growers". Retrieved 2021-06-20.
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"How to Grow and Care for a Golden Sedum (Sedum adolphii)". World of Succulents. 2019-01-19. Retrieved 2022-03-12.
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