Syn.: Sempervivum tabuliforme Haw.
Family: Crassulaceae J. St.-Hil.

Aeonium tabuliforme

Aeonium tabuliforme

Distribution: Endemic plant of the Canary Islands, grows only on Tenerife, mainly in the northern part of island (from Teno to Anaga).

Ecology: It grows on shady rocky slopes and cliffs, to 500 metres above sea level. It blooms from May to August.

Description: A biennial to perennial succulent herb with the spatulate leaves in a tightly-packed rosette, from 30 to 40 cm in diameter, the leaves are pale green and ciliate. The erect flowering stem with 15–40 cm long inflorescence of small, star-shaped, yellow flowers.

Use: This beautiful and rare, evergreen succulent (sometimes called the Dinner Plate Aeonium) is occasionally cultivated in the European houses.

Note: Aeonium tabuliforme hybridizes with A. urbicum, this hybrid has been described as Aeonium ×tabulicum Bramwell et G. D. Rowley.
Aeonium tabuliforme

These images were taken in Spain, the Canary Islands, Tenerife, the Teno Mts. (March 28, 2006).