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Aeonium balsamiferum

Aeonium balsamiferum, (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Saxifragales

Familia: Crassulaceae
Subfamilia: Sempervivoideae
Tribus: Aeonieae
Genus: Aeonium
Sectio: A. sect. Aeonium
Species: Aeonium balsamiferum

Aeonium balsamiferum Webb & Berthel., Hist. Nat. Iles Canaries (Phytogr.). 3(2:1): 192. 1840.


Sempervivum balsamiferum Webb & Berthel., Hist. Nat. Iles Canaries (Phytogr.). 3(2:1): 192. 1840.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Africa
Regional: Macaronesia
Canary Isl. (Fuerteventura, Lanzarote)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Webb, P.B. & Berthelot, S. 1836–1850. Histoire Naturelle des Iles Canaries. Tome 3, partie 2, sect. 3. Phytographia Canariensis. 479 pp., tab. 137–250. Paris: Béthune. BHL Reference page. : 3(2:1): 192.


Hassler, M. 2019. Aeonium balsamiferum. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2019 November 30. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Aeonium balsamiferum in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 November 30. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Aeonium balsamiferum. Published online. Accessed: November 30 2019.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Aeonium balsamiferum in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names
English: Balsam-Aeonium
español: Bejeque farrobo

Aeonium balsamiferum (Spanish: bejeque farrobo) is a species of tropical flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae. The species is endemic in the Canary Islands.


The plant was first described by Philip Barker Webb and Sabin Berthelot, published in Natural History of the Canary Islands (Histoire Naturelle des Îles Canaries) in 1840.[3]

It is a shrub with sticky leaves. The rosettes measure up to 20 cm (7.9 in) in diameter. It has light yellow flowers.[2]

Aeonium balsamiferum



Aeonium balsamiferum occurs in the eastern Canary Islands of Lanzarote (native) and Fuerteventura (naturalised), in shrublands and rocky areas.[1]

Reyes-Betancort, J.A.; Carqué Álamo, E. (2011). "Aeonium balsamiferum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2011: e.T165110A5973104. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-1.RLTS.T165110A5973104.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
Aeonium balsamiferum at Desert Tropicals
"Aeonium balsamiferum". Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 6 August 2012.

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