Aeonium
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x robustum   Bañares, 2007

Par: Aeonium davidbramwellii  H.-Y.Liu × Aeonium nobile  (Praeger) Praeger

[Or Aeonium ciliatum  Webb & Berthel. × Aeonium nobile  (Praeger) Praeger if A. davidbramwellii is included in A. ciliatum]

Aeonium ×robustum  Bañares, Híbridos de la familia Crassulaceae en las islas Canarias. Novedades y datos corológicos. IV, Vieraea 35: 16, 26, t.6. (Oct) 2007.

Etym: A Latin adjective, robustus, robust.

T: Islas Canarias, La Palma, near Tijarafe; May 2001, Ángel Bañares & O. Bermúdez.

HT: TFC 43.436.

Description :

Intermediate between the parents, to 70 cm high when in flower.

Stem thick, to 3.5 cm in diameter.

Rosettes to 25 cm across.

Leaves 7 - 15 x 5 - 7 cm, 6 - 8 mm thick, obovate, slightly apiculate, puberulent to glabrescent, margins with conical cilia with a thick base, erect or curved, mixed with a slight pubescence; green to subglaucous, often reddish tinged.

Inflorescence 25 - 30 cm long and broad, pubescent, peduncle 10 - 20 cm, pedicels 2 - 4 mm, pubescent.

Flowers ca. 1.5 cm in diameter, (6-)7-8-merous, calyx pubescent, petals 7 - 8 x 2 mm, reddish cream, puberulous outside and at margins.

Flowering time : May.

Distribution : Canary Islands : La Palma.

Differs from Aeonium x splendens by its more robust and branched habit.



Aeonium ×robustum  Protologue illustration from Bañares, Híbridos de la familia Crassulaceae en las islas Canarias. Novedades y datos corológicos. IV, Vieraea 35: 26, t.6. (Oct) 2007.

 




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