ISI 2015-26. Echeveria xichuensis L.G.López & J.Reyes

This choice, slow growing species was described in the Mexican cactus and succulent journal in 2003 but is still not in wide circulation despite its appeal. The purplish rosettes bear relatively, thick, elliptical to ovate leaves with the upper surface divided into sections by paler lines giving them a facetted, jewel-like quality. The flowers are a delicate salmon-pink arranged in a scorpioid cincinnus. We offer HBG 123340, seedlings from controlled pollination by Dylan Hannon of two clones. The seed was harvested in August, 2011 and sown May 10, 2012. The species is known only from the type locality, 6 km NE of Xichu, in Guanajuato, Mexico. $10.

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 87 (3), May - June, 2015