Aeonium tabuliforme

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Aeonium tabuliforme
Aeonium Tabuliforme hairs.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Aeonium
Species: A. tabuliforme
Binomial name
Aeonium tabuliforme
Webb & Berthel.

Aeonium tabuliforme (flat-topped aeonium, saucer plant) syn. A. bertelothianum, Sempervivum complanatum, is a species of succulent plant in the family Crassulaceae, native to the Canary Islands. A mass of fleshy, hairy, bright green leaves in flat rosettes, is produced on short unbranched stems, often on vertical surfaces.[1][2]

The specific epithet tabuliforme means "flat".[3]

This plant, which may be either biennial or perennial, is grown under glass in temperate regions. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aeonium tabulaefoeme (tabulifoeme)
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  3. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315. 
  4. ^ http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=2098
Aeonium tabuliforme
Three specimens of Aeonium tabuliforme, two with flower spikes