Aeonium undulatum

Aeonium undulatum , Photo: Michael Lahanas

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Saxifragales
Familia: Crassulaceae
Subfamilia: Sempervivoideae
Genus: Aeonium
Species: Aeonium undulatum

Name

Aeonium undulatum Webb & Berthel.

Synonyms

* Sempervivum undulatum
* Sempervivum youngianum

References

Histoire Naturelle des Îles Canaries. 1840

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Aeonium undulatum is one of the larger aeoniums with the rosette often over a metre from the ground on a single stem. Other rosettes do not branch off this stem (normally) but grow from the bottom, unlike most aeoniums. The plant is monocarpic so the flowering stem will die when it flowers which is normally after about 5 years.

The specific epithet "undulatum" comes from the Latin unda, meaning "wave," and refers to the wavy leaves.[1]. Other names include Sempervivum undulatum, Sempervivum youngianum, and "saucer plant" [2]

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