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Family: Crassulaceae
Aeonium castello-paivae

Citation: -paivae, Bolle, Bonplandia 7:240 (1859).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Perennial rounded shrubs to 0.5 m high, with woody spreading branches, much branched; leaves in loose rosettes at the ends of branches, oblanceolate to obovate, 2.5-6 x 1.5-3 cm, abruptly constricted into a short point, with a long-cuneate base, somewhat fleshy, more or less keeled on the undersurface, glaucous with reddish-purple along the margins, with marginal cilia directed towards the apex.

Inflorescence a rounded thyrse with usually few branches each with 1-few monochasia, with flowers borne well above the leaves; flowers cup-shaped, turned upwards, usually 8-merous; calyx with 8 linear-triangular lobes, 3-4 mm long, pointed; petals 8, scarcely fused basally, linear-lanceolate, 8-10 mm long, pointed, spreading, off-white often tinged green; stamens 16, with filaments covered with fine hairs and fused to the base of the corolla tube; nectary scales transversely oblong, scarcely fleshy, pale-green.

Carpels 8, more or less obconical, gradually tapering into slender styles at first erect later spreading; ovary with many ovules.

image of FSA1_Aeonium_cas.jpg Aeonium castello-paivae
Image source: fig 225b in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:    native to the Canary Islands.

Conservation status: naturalised

Flowering time: Nov. — Dec.

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Biology: No text

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