Aeonium glandulosum

Aeonium glandulosum

''Aeonium glandulosum'' is a species of subshrub of the family Crassulaceae endemic to the Madeira archipelago .
Aeonium glandulosum (Crassulaceae) Ribeira da Janela, Madeira. Jan 3, 2022 Aeonium glandulosum,Geotagged,Portugal,Winter

Appearance

It is a biennial or perennial glandular-pubescent sub-shrub with a very short stem, hidden by the leaves, occasionally stoloniferous. It has rosette shaped leaves, flat and plate-like but becomes centrally dome-shaped when the flowering season approaches, 30 centimetres in diameter. It has loose inflorescences, 30 by 45 centimetres with 3–19 millimetres pedicels that become distally curved. Petals are 7–10 millimetres , pale yellow and occasionally tinged with red.

Distribution

The species is endemic to Madeira Island, Porto Santo Island, Desertas Islands and Bugio Island and is commonly found on sea cliffs in northern shores or rocky peaks from sea level up to 700 metres in altitude.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderSaxifragales
FamilyCrassulaceae
GenusAeonium
SpeciesA. glandulosum
Photographed in
Portugal