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 berthelotianum Bolle
  • Aeonium macrolepum Webb ex Christ
  • Aeonium umbelliforme Knoche
  • Sempervivum tabuliforme Haw.

Aeonium tabuliforme (flat-topped aeonium, saucer plant) syn. A. bertelothianum, Sempervivum complanatum, is a species of succulent plant in the family Crassulaceae, native and endemic to Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It grows on moist, north-facing cliffs and ledges at low altitude.[2]:163 A mass of fleshy, hairy, bright green leaves in flat rosettes, is produced on short unbranched stems, often on vertical surfaces.[3][4]

The specific epithet tabuliforme means "flat".[5]

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.[6]


  1. ^ The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved 30 July 2016 
  2. ^ Bramwell, D.; Bramwell, Z. (2001). Wild flowers of the Canary Islands. Madrid, Spain: Editorial Rueda. ISBN 84-7207-129-4. 
  3. ^ Aeonium tabulaefoeme (tabulifoeme)
  4. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  5. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315. 
  6. ^
Aeonium tabuliforme
Three specimens of Aeonium tabuliforme, two with flower spikes
Aeonium tabuliforme with flowers