Aeonium Webb & Berthel.
  • Hist. Nat. Îles Canaries 3(2,1): 184–198, pl. 28–35. 1840.
  • [Dioscoridean name for A. arboreum]


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General Information

Shrubs [perennial herbs], not viviparous, [1-]7-10[-20] dm, glabrous or pubescent. Stems erect, branched [simple], woody or fleshy. Leaves persistent, crowded in rosettes at ends of branches, alternate, sessile, not connate basally; blade oblong-lanceolate or obovate, laminar to terete, 3-15 cm, fleshy, base not spurred, margins ciliate; veins not conspicuous. Inflorescences terminal cymes. Pedicels present. Flowers erect or spreading, [6-]7-12[-16]-merous; sepals connate basally, all alike; petals spreading or erect, distinct or nearly so, cream or bright yellow; calyx and corolla not circumscissile in fruit; nectaries mostly rectangular; stamens 2 times as many as sepals; filaments adnate on corolla base; pistils erect, distinct or nearly so; ovary base rounded; styles 2+ times shorter than ovary. Fruits erect. Seeds ellipsoidal, ribbed, finely cross-ribbed. x = 18.

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    Morphology

    Calyx ± cupuliform, 6–12-fid, green, fleshy

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    Flowers 6–12-merous, yellow, whitish, pink or red

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    Panicles cymose or thyrsoid

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    Leaves alternate or spirally arranged, entire, fleshy, usually ciliate

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    Carpels equal in number to the petals, slightly immersed in the base of the receptacle.

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    Nectary scales small, ± quadrate or obcordate, rarely absent

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    Stamens twice as many as the petals, the epipetalous stamens shorter than the others

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    Petals as many as the calyx segments, longer than the stamens

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    Stems usually woody, at least near the base

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    Erect perennial shrubs, mostly branched, or perennial, rarely biennial herbs with horizontal offsets

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    Literature

    SELECTED REFERENCE Liu, H. Y. 1989. Systematics of Aeonium (Crassulaceae). Taichung. [Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci. [Taiwan], Special Publ. 3.]

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    Included Species

    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    [Dioscoridean name for A. arboreum]

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