is a genus
of about 35 species of succulent
, subtropical plants
of the family Crassulaceae
. Most of them are native to the Canary Islands
. Some species are found in Madeira
and in eastern Africa
(for example in the Semien Mountains
The rosette leaves are on a basal stem. Low-growing Aeonium species are A. tabuliforme and A. smithii; large species include A. arboreum, A. valverdense and A. holochrysum.
Aeonium are not frost-resistant. They are related to the genera Sempervivum, Aichryson and Monanthes, which is easy to see from their similar flower and inflorences. Recently, the genus Greenovia has been placed within Aeonium.
- R. Nyffeler, "Aeonium", in Urs Eggli, ed. Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Crassulaceae (Springer, 2003) ISBN 3-540-41965-9