Localities documented in Tropicos sources
United States (North America)
Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
- Anonymous. 1986. List-Based Rec., Soil Conserv. Serv., U.S.D.A. Database of the U.S.D.A., Beltsville. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1103
- Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck. 1959. Cal. Fl. 1–1681. University of California Press, Berkeley. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1717
- Munz, P. A. 1974. Fl. S. Calif. 1–1086. University of California Press, Berkeley. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1719
- Moran, R. 1943. A Revision of Dudleya, Subgenus Stylophyllum - v. Desert Pl. Life 15: 56–59. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/27845
Regularity: Regularly occurring
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
Dudleya edulis is a succulent plant known by the common name fingertips. This plant is native to Southern California and Baja California, where it grows in rocky areas of the coastal and the inland Peninsular Ranges mountains.
Description[edit source | edit]
Dudleya edulis, the fingertips, is made up of an array of fleshy, snakelike leaves growing vertically from a caudex at or just below ground level. The fingerlike leaves are pale green, cylindrical and pointed, growing up to 20 centimeters tall.
It also bears a branching inflorescence with several terminal branches each bearing up to 10 or 11 flowers. The flowers have pointed white petals about a centimeter long.