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yingeri is a new species first described in 1989 by S. B. Jones and named for the collector Barry R. Yinger. This is a Korean species found on the islands of Taehuksan and Sohuksan off the coast of southeastern Korea. A rock-dwelling species, it grows on shady hillsides in pine forests. Plants belonging to yingeri are distinct from other species in their thick, succulent leaves, which have a very shiny, flat, upper surface with inconspicuous veins and have a "polished'' surface on the back. Leaf shape and size is somewhat variable in different examples. Its flowers are evenly spaced around the scape, which is unlike most other species which have the flowers pointed in one direction. The flower lobes are spread in “spider-flower” fashion.

yingeri

Photo by Steve Chamberlain

yingeri

Photo by Mary Ann Giampa

yingeri

Photo by Toyozo Nakayama

yingeri

Photo by Toyozo Nakayama

yingeri

Photo by Toyozo Nakayama

yingeri

Photo by Ron Livingston