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Aeonium glutinosum

Aeonium glutinosum, Photo: Michael Lahanas

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. Pittonium
Species: Aeonium glutinosum

Aeonium glutinosum (Aiton) Webb & Berthel., Hist. Nat. Iles Canaries 2(1): 185 1840.

Sempervivum glutinosum Ait.

Native distribution areas:
Primary references

Webb, P.B. & Berthelot, S. 1836–1850. Histoire Naturelle des Iles Canaries. Tome 3, partie 2, sect. 3. Phytographia Canariensis. 479 pp. Paris: Béthune. BHL Reference page. : 3(2,1): 185.


Hassler, M. 2019. Aeonium glutinosum. 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 on the internet. Accessed: 2019 November 30. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Aeonium glutinosum in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 November 30. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Aeonium glutinosum. Published online. Accessed: November 30 2019.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Aeonium glutinosum in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Keilblättriges Aeonium
español: Gongaro de Anaga

Aeonium glutinosum

Aeonium glutinosum (*)

Aeonium glutinosum is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae endemic to Madeira, Portugal. It has fairly thick leaves and its appearance varies depending on its growing conditions. One characteristic is the very sticky stem of the inflorescence. The main flower is shown but small stalks with flowers continue to appear for several months.


It is a very viscous perennial sub-shrub, with a robust stem, branches up to 60 centimetres (24 in) decumbent or ascending, occasionally subsessile plants. Rosette-shaped leaves up to 22 centimetres (8.7 in) in diameter with loose, subtle young leaves. Leaves up to 12 by 5 centimetres (4.7 in × 2.0 in) yellowish-green, usually with brownish stripes near the apex glabrous, ciliated margins with few or numerous thin single-celled hairs. Inflorescences very loose, remotely branched, up to 40 by 45 centimetres (16 in × 18 in) Petals 5–7 millimetres (0.20–0.28 in), golden yellow, usually with red stripes abaxially.[2]

The species is endemic to Madeira Island and Deserta Grande Island part of the Madeira Archipelago.[2][3]


The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved 30 July 2016
"Aeonium glutinosum (Ait.) Webb et Berthel". Retrieved 28 November 2020.
"Species Details : Aeonium glutinosum (Ait.) Webb & Berth". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 28 November 2020.

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