Aeonium Webb & Berth.

The name used by Dioscorides, probably for A. arboreum.

Perennial soft-wooded shrubs. Leaves alternate in dense terminal rosettes, not deciduous. Flower clusters terminal, much branched. Flowers (6-)7-9(-16)-parted. Sepals basally united, fleshy. Petals spreading, free to slightly united at base, whitish to yellow, sometimes variegated with pink or red. Stamens in 2 whorls of unequal length. Carpels free.

Grown for the interesting leaf rosettes.

About 35 species in the Canary and Atlantic Islands, W Mediterranean, also Morocco, E Africa and S Arabia.

Rosette cuttings or seed.

Leaves in tight rosettes, alternate,margins ciliate or pubescent; flowers mostly 7-9-parted, petals free or basally united.

Liu (1989).

Source: Stajsic, V.; Spencer, R.; Forster, P.; Thompson, A. (2002). Crassulaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     [Saxifraganae]
order      Saxifragales
family       Crassulaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Aeonium arboreum (L.) Webb & Berth.
species         Aeonium haworthii Webb & Berth.