Aeonium simsii

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Aeonium simsii (Sweet) Stearn

Crassulaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: half shade   9

Moisture: dry

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: follicle

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Saxifraganae
Ordo:
Saxifragales
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Aeonium simsii is a perennial.

Contents

Naming

Aeonium simsii was already described and the name validly published by Robert Sweet. It was William Thomas Stearn, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Aeonium simsii is a species in the genus Aeonium which contains approximately 84 to 99 species and belongs to the family of the Crassulaceae (Stonecrop Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Aeonium simsii is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

Aeonium simsii produces bright yellow many-stellate flowers from April to May.

The perennials produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Aeonium simsii is native to the Canary Islands.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a half-shady situation on dry soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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