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Aeonium undulatum

Aeonium undulatum , 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. Aeonium
Species: Aeonium undulatum

Aeonium undulatum Webb & Berthel., Hist. Nat. Iles Canaries (Phytogr.). 3(2:1): 197. 1841.


Sempervivum undulatum Webb & Berthel., Hist. Nat. Iles Canaries (Phytogr.). 3(2:1): 197. 1841.

Aeonium youngianum Webb & Berthel., Hist. Nat. Iles Canaries 2(1): 197. 1841.
Sempervivum youngianum (Webb & Berthel.) Christ, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 9: 161. 1888.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Africa
Regional: Macaronesia
Canary Isl. (Gran Canaria)

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. Paris: Béthune. BHL Reference page. : 3(2,1): 197.


Hassler, M. 2019. Aeonium undulatum. 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 May 11. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Aeonium undulatum. Published online. Accessed: May 11 2019.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Aeonium undulatum in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 May 11. Reference page. 2019. Aeonium undulatum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 May 11.
African Plants Database (version 3.4.0). Aeonium undulatum. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève and South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Accessed: 2016 Jan 22.

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Gewelltblättriges Aeonium
español: Oreja de abad

Aeonium undulatum is a succulent, evergreen flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae. It is a subshrub, one of the larger species of Aeonium with an 8-12" rosette of bright, glossy green leaves[2] often over a metre from the ground on a single, unbranched stem.[3] 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 after producing its yellow inflorescence, which is normally after about 5 years.[4]

Aeonium undulatum is native and endemic to Gran Canaria in the Canary islands.[5]: 167 

The specific epithet undulatum comes from the Latin unda, meaning "wave" and refers to the wavy leaves.[6] The common name "saucer plant" is applied to this and other plants of a similar habit.[7]

In temperate regions this plant may be grown under glass, in a suitable cactus compost.[8] It prefers full sun to part shade and requires excellent drainage.[3] In the US, it may be grown outside in zones 10 and 11.[9]

The Plant List, Aeonium undulatum Webb & Berthel
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Bramwell, D.; Bramwell, Z. (2001). Wild flowers of the Canary Islands. Madrid, Spain: Editorial Rueda. ISBN 84-7207-129-4.
(in Spanish) Flora Vascular de Canarias
Desert Tropicals
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