Aeonium
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x lidii   Sunding & Kunkel, 1972

Par: Aeonium percarneum (R.P.Murray) Pit. & Proust × Aeonium simsii (Sweet) Stearn

Aeonium caespitosum D.A.Webb & Berthel. × Aeonium percarneum (R.P.Murray) Pit. & Proust, Praeger, Semperviva of the Canary Islands area, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 38 Sect.B (1): 466-467, t.9, fig. 2. (24 Sep) 1929.

Aeonium ×lidii Sunding & Kunkel, New names in the Canary Islands' flora, Cuadernos de Botánica Canarias 14-15: 49-50. 1972.

Etym: Named for Johannes Lid.

T: Islas Canarias, Gran Canaria, above Las Lagunetas, on road-side banks; Günther Kunkel s.n.

HT: Praeger, Semperviva of the Canary Islands area, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 38 Sect.B (1): 466, t.9, fig. 2. (24 Sep) 1929. Autotype (Art. 9.1). The only included element.

Obs: Cited as "Hortus Acclimatationis 'Llano de la Piedra', Santa Lucía de Tirajana, Gran Canaria (ex-hort.)", with isotype at "Jardín Canario 'Viera y Clavijo', Tafira, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. These were live plants and therefore not eligible as types. Of the two cited illustrations, the one from Burchard was included in error, not being of this parentage, leaving only one other eligible element in the protologue. In Bañares (Vieraea 43: 194, 2015), Art. 40.4 is cited as a reason for a superfluous reneotypification, but that rule applies only to new taxa, while Aeonium ×lidii Sunding & G.Kunkel was already validly published.

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

Habit of caespitosum but much larger.

Stem erect, rather slender, branched, 15 cm high, ultimately prostrate, elongate.

Branches short, patent, ultimately ascending.

Leaves oblanceolate, acuminate, 9 x 2 cm, glabrous, very fleshy, with crowded elongate immersed glands on face and back, cilia crowded, slender, erect, 1 mm long.

Flowering branches from the base of the rosettes, ascending, leafy, 30 cm long.

Inflorescence about 4 x 7 cm, flattish, branches suberect.

Flowers small, pale greenish-yellow, petals 6 mm long.

Flowering time : April.

Habitat : Canary Islands : Gran Canaria, near Agaete and Tirajana, ca 700 - 100 m.



Aeonium ×lidii from Praeger, Semperviva of the Canary Islands area, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 38 Sect.B (1): 466, t.9, fig. 2. (24 Sep) 1929.

 



Photo Felix Loarte




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