Aeonium arboreum (L.) Webb & Berth.

Small shrub to about 1 m tall with long, leaf-scarred stems. Leaves obovate to oblanceolate, green, in rosettes mostly 10-25 cm wide at the apices of the stems, centre flat. Flower cluster yellow, dense, roundish to conical. Flowers 9-11-parted. Petals bright yellow, star-like.

The most commonly cultivated species grown mostly for the purplish leaf rosettes.

Canary Islands. Naturalised in the Americas, Mediterranean, New Zealand and the S Mt Lofty Ranges region of SA.

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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Aeonium arboreum 'Atropurpureum'

Leaves purplish green.

Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop'

Leaves blackish purple.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     [Saxifraganae]
order      Saxifragales
family       Crassulaceae
genus        Aeonium Webb & Berth.