Syn.: Helladia tymphaea (Quézel et Contandr.) M. Král, Prometheum tymphaeum (Quézel et Contandr.) ‚t Hart
Family: Crassulaceae J. St.-Hil.
Sedum tymphaeum
Distribution: Endemic to the northern Pindos (Timfi, Epano Arena) and mountains of north central Greece (Siniatsikon, Kambecho). Our pictures taken in Mali e Nemërçkës are from new and also first locality in Albania.
Ecology: Rock crevices and rocky places in elevations between 1700–2480 m, on limestone. Flowering in June and July.
Sedum tymphaeum
Description: A perennating plant by means of short stolons with a terminal rosette, radiating from a monopodial, almost globose, dense central rosette. Plant finely glandular-pubescent throughout. Leaves alternate, semiterrete or flattened, oblong-elliptic, c. 8 mm long, obtuse or subacute. Flowering shoots axillary, ascending, up to 8 cm long. Flowers 5-merous, with pedicels up to 8 mm long. Sepals oblong, up to 3 cm, obtuse or subacute. Petals white or tinged pinkish, broadly ovate-elliptic, c. 7 mm long, acuminate. Anthers red. Squamae quadrate, entire. Follicles stellate-patent, with distinct lips. Seeds dark brown.
Sedum tymphaeum
Sedum tymphaeum
Sedum tymphaeum
These images were taken in Albania, Mali i Nemërçkës (4. 7. 2013).