Aeonium
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x vegamorae   Bramwell & Rowley, 1973

Par: Aeonium subplanum Praeger × Aeonium viscatum Bolle

[or Aeonium canariense  (L.) Webb & Berthel. × Aeonium viscatum  Bolle if subplanum is considered to be part of canariense;

or Aeonium subplanum  Praeger × Aeonium lindleyi  Webb & Berthel. if viscatum is considered to be part of lindleyi;

or Aeonium canariense  (L.) Webb & Berthel. × Aeonium lindleyi  Webb & Berthel. where both names are sunk.]

Aeonium subplanum Praeger × Aeonium viscatum  Bolle, in Praeger, Semperviva of the Canary Islands area, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 38 Sect.B (1): 482-483. 1929.

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

Etym: Named for José Luis Vega Mora.

T: Islas Canarias, La Gomera, Degollada de San Sebastián, 540m.; R. Lloyd Praeger.

HT: Sketch of a leaf in Praeger, Semperviva of the Canary Islands area, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 38 Sect.B (1): 482, t.12, fig.18. 1929. Autotype (Art. 9.1). The only included element.

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

Subherbaceous.

Stem short, with horizontal, ultimately decumbent branches.

Rosettes dense, flattish, to 15 cm across.

Leaves spathulate, 7 x 2.5 cm, soft, fleshy, sticky, glandular-pubescent, dark green, apex bluntly apiculate, base attenuate.

Habitat : Canary Islands : La Gomera.

A very distinct-looking plant half the size of subplanum.



Aeonium ×vegamorae  HT from Praeger, Semperviva of the Canary Islands area, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 38 Sect.B (1): t.12, fig.18. 1929.

 




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