ISI 2014-18. Echeveria lyonsii Kimnach

Described in the Cactus and Succulent Journal in 2007 some 40 years after its fortuitous discovery, this species is finally ready for introduction. It is named for Gary Lyons who noticed it dangling by its roots from a just-collected Hechtia while on a Huntington expedition in 1971. Its purplish-tinged, glaucous rosettes of succulent, spathulate leaves and bifid inflorescences of pinkish-orange flowers distinguish it from other species and make it worthy of introduction. We offer rooted plants from tissue culture and leaf cuttings of the type collection: HBG 28005, Kimnach & Lyons 1445, collected May 24, 1971, at 1341 m elevation, 30.5 km SW of Ciudad Victoria, on the road to Jaumave, Tamaulipas, Mexico. $7.


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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 86 (2), March - April, 2014