Aeonium canariense

Aeonium canariense is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae. It is endemic to the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, where it grows on dry slopes and cliffs in the north of the island from sea level to about 1300m.[2]: 162  It forms large rosettes of leaves close to the ground but the spikes of yellow flowers stand up to 70 cm tall.

Aeonium canariense
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Aeonium
A. canariense
Binomial name
Aeonium canariense
  • Sempervivum canariense L.


  1. ^ The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved 30 July 2016
  2. ^ Bramwell, D.; Bramwell, Z. (2001). Wild flowers of the Canary Islands. Madrid, Spain: Editorial Rueda. ISBN 84-7207-129-4.