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Plant for ID:: Solved : A parasitised Stonecrop/Navelwort

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Offline JSW099

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« on: May 22, 2017, 15:09 PM »
Hi All,

Found this plant up the Sierra Loja at about 1000m, cannot find in my flower books. Possible ID, please.


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Syd
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 08:45 AM »
Hi... I think that this is a paratisized stone crop/navelwort....Pericartiellus durieui, is one Umbilicus rupestris parasite that causes the bulbous growths in the leaves like this.... I have never seen one in Spain yet...

There is some info on the species and images here...
http://mundani-garden.blogspot.com.es/2012/07/
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2017, 09:54 AM »
Clive,

Thank you for that, I have only seen this one myself, and got to wondering why there were just that one. There were a couple of "sedums" in the area.

Much obliged

Syd

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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2017, 18:45 PM »
Well done, Clive!

But how disappointing: was looking forward to learn about a new, funny species!   :banghead:
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