Aeonium
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x kunkelii   Bramwell & Rowley, 1973

Par. Aeonium ciliatum  Webb & Berthel. × Aeonium holochrysum  Webb & Berthel.

[or Aeonium arboreum  (L.) Webb & Berthel. × Aeonium ciliatum  Webb & Berthel. when Aeonium holochrysum is considered to be included in A. arboreum.

Or Aeonium davidbramwellii  H.-Y.Liu × Aeonium holochrysum  Webb & Berthel. when davidbramwellii is segregated from ciliatum.

Or Aeonium arboreum  (L.) Webb & Berthel. × Aeonium davidbramwellii  H.-Y.Liu when Aeonium holochrysum is considered to be included in A. arboreum, & davidbramwellii is segregated from ciliatum].

Aeonium ciliatum  Webb & Berthel. × Aeonium holochrysum  Webb & Berthel., Praeger, Semperviva of the Canary Islands area, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 38 Sect.B (1): 470, t.10, fig. 9. (24 Sep) 1929.

Aeonium ×kunkelii  Bramwell & G.D.Rowley, in Jacobsen & Rowley, Some name changes in succulent plants, Part V, National Cactus and Succulent Journal 28(1): 5. (Mar) 1973.

Etym: Named for Günther W. H. Kunkel (1928-2007).

T: Islas Canarias, La Palma, Barranco Angustias; 1924, R. Lloyd Praeger.

HT: Sketch of leaf, in Praeger, Semperviva of the Canary Islands area, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 38 Sect.B (1): 470, t.10, fig. 9. (24 Sep) 1929. Autotype (Art. 9.1). The only included element.

 

Description (according to Praeger, An Account of the Sempervivum Group, 1932) :

Stem elongate and stout as in holochrysum, sparingly branched.

Leaves intermediate, oblong-spathulate, dark green and red-edged as in ciliatum but narrower and less spathulate, 3-4 mm thick (not 1.5 mm as in holochrysum).

According to Bañares :

Inflorescence subovate, more lax than in holochrysum, peduncle subglabrous.

Flowers intermediate between the parents > delicately yellowish green, petals lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous.

Flowering time : December.



Aeonium ×kunkelii (ciliatum [davidbramwellii] × [arboreum var.] holochryseum) HT from Praeger, Semperviva of the Canary Islands area, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 38 Sect.B (1): 470, t.10, fig. 9. (24 Sep) 1929.

 




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