Hist. Nat. Îles Canaries 3(2,1): 184, plates 28–35. 1840 ,
Calif., Asia (Yemen), Africa, Atlantic Islands (especially Canary Islands).
Species 31 (2 in the flora).
Aeonium and the other polymerous-flowered Macaronesian Crassulaceae were formerly included in the polymerous-flowered Sempervivum. From studies in DNA and molecular systematics, T. H. M. Mes (1995) concluded that Aeonium and these related genera probably evolved from North African Sedum-like ancestors and are only more distantly related to Sempervivum. He thought that the wide range of growth-forms in Aeonium, including the woody habit, is derived from herbaceous ancestors.
|Author||Reid V. Moran +|
|Authority||Webb & Berthelot +|
|Distribution||Calif. +, Asia (Yemen) +, Africa + and Atlantic Islands (especially Canary Islands). +|
|Etymology||Dioscoridean name for A. arboreum +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey +|
|Publication title||Hist. Nat. Îles Canaries +|
|Source xml||https://firstname.lastname@example.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V8/V8 336.xml +|
|Taxon family||Crassulaceae +|
|Taxon name||Aeonium +|
|Taxon parent||Crassulaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 8 +|