Regularity: Regularly occurring
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N3 - Vulnerable
Dudleya saxosa is a succulent plant known by the common name Panamint liveforever. This dudleya is native to the rocky slopes of the Peninsular Ranges and the sky islands in Mojave Desert mountains, such as the Panamint Range, in Southern California, and in Baja California and Arizona.
Dudleya saxosa is plant grows a basal clump or rosette of fleshy leaves, which may be flat and blade-shaped to somewhat cylindrical. It bolts one or more erect stems which are usually dull pink to red in color, sometimes with pale green coloration. Atop the stems are compact inflorescences of flowers with bright yellow petals.
Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Comprised of two subspecies (Kartesz 1999; Hickman 1993). Dudleya alainae is perhaps distinct (California Natural Diversity Database 1/2000; CNPS 7/2000). Dudleya collomae (of Kartesz, 1999), an Arizona endemic, has sometimes been treated as D. saxosa ssp. collomae.
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