Crassulaceae - Genusn Aeonium - Aeonium lindleyi

 
Aeonium lindleyi - Webb& berth.

Among the smaller shrubby Aeoniums this species resembles A. viscatum and A. goochiae in having sticky  leaves, but in A. viscatum the leaves are glabrous, not glandular-pubescent, and in A. goochiae the flowers are pink, not yellow. It differs from both in its very fleshy leaves, 6mm or more thick, twice as thick as those of either. The extremely fleshy leaves, indeed, distinguish it from all other Aeonium, in none is the ratio of thickness to breath normally so great.

It is a striking plant on account of its heavy bushes with very  k leaves, but not one of the most attractive.

This sub-shrub is very branched and to 60/70 cm high, very often hanging alongside the cliffs and rocks, has a very special and pronounced smell of balsam. Leaves obovate, pubescent, older leaves green/yellow and the new growth mostly dark green, forming a 5/11cm rosette.

Inflorescence lax, about 5 cm across, flattish, sessile with 10 to 30 flowers.

Flowers 7 to 9 parted, 15mm across , gold-yellow ) flowering May to September

Distribution : endemic to the island of Tenerife and Dr Buchard reported it from La Palma near Tijarafe.  On Tenerife growing as from Taganana to La Orotave ,  San Andres, Igueste de San Andres, Punta Hidalgo, La Laguna, Bajamar, etc....

 

We could find a hybrid with the Aeonium tabuliforme

This species is used, in case of accident with the latex of Euphorbia, to dilute and neutralise their adhesive and caustic properties, especially with ophthalmic problems.   



 




 
Aeonium lindleyi - Faro de Anaga
 
 
Aeonium lindleyi - Igueste de San Andres
 
Aeonium lindleyi - road top Batan el Alto
 
Aeonium lindleyi
Aeonium lindleyi - Anaga montains
 
Aeonium lindleyi & tabuliforme - Chamorga
 
Hybrid Aeonium tabuliforme X lindleyi - Chamorga
 
 Hybrid Aeonium tabuliforme X lindleyi - Chamorga
 
 
Hybrid Aeonium tabuliforme X lindleyi - Chamorga
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