This elegant guest appeared in a sample of soil I took last fall from a 3000m mountaintop. At first, it looked like an ugly duckling. But during this year, it grew up into a nice looking swan. It is still tiny - only 2 cm in diameter. It may take a few years to see any flowers. The problem is: there is no any other crassulaceae but Sedum described for our mountains. A single wild species of Echeveria is known only from Texas. A single species of Dudleya grows only in S Utah. And no one probably grows these succulents from seeds: I could not find any photos of seedlings for these species.Recently I stumbled upon a photo of a small unknown plant from San Rafael desert which slightly similar to my ugly duckling: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jakesmome/2454978006/ But this does not help much. Could it be something else than crassulaceae? Any ideas welcome.