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This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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[Perennial] to shrub.
Leaf: rosettes near stem tips, leaves alternate, generally obovate to oblanceolate, ciliate [or not].
Inflorescence: terminal; branches many, flowers on 1 side.
Flower: erect, calyx, corolla not circumscissile in fruit; sepals 7–11, ± fused basally; petals = sepals in number, ± free, > sepals, cream or bright yellow; stamens 2 × sepals in number; pistils erect, ± free.
Seed: many, 0.4–0.6 mm, ellipsoid, striate, brown.
31 species: Africa, Yemen, Madeira, Cape Verde, especially Canary Islands. (Latin: name given to Aeonium arboreum by Dioscorides, Greek botanist)
Unabridged references: [Liu 1989 Special Pub Natl Mus Nat Sci Taiwan 3]
1. Lvs 50–75, green or brown-purple, ± shiny; stems few-branched, fleshy, bark ± smooth; adventitious prop roots 0; flower rotate, petals 9–11, yellow; pedicel, calyx puberulent ..... A. arboreum var. arboreum
1' Lvs 15–25, gray-green, ± dull; stems much-branched, woody, bark rough; adventitious prop roots many; flower bell-shaped, petals 7–9, cream; pedicel, calyx glabrous ..... A. haworthii
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