Swollen-Flower Echeveria
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Swollen-Flower Echeveria
P Introduced Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Swollen-Flower Echeveria
Botanical name: Echeveria gibbiflora    Family: Crassulaceae (Sedum family)
Synonyms: Cotyledon gibbiflora, Echeveria metallica, Echeveria grandis

Swollen-Flower Echeveria is a beautiful succulent producing rosettes of 15 leaves. The plant can grow tall, up to 3 ft, but is often grown in pots. Leaves are spoon-shaped and up to 20 cm long. Flowers are bell-shaped, red and yellow, and appear on long stem. Flowers are about 2.5 cm long with 10 stamens and 5 styles. Each flower is open for 7-8 days.The dry fruits each produce approximately 200 small seeds. Numerous garden cultivars have been produced from this species which are difficult to differentiate from each other. Swollen-Flower Echeveria is native to Mexico and Guatemala, cultivated worldwide.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in cultivation in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh.

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