Aeonium haworthii Salm-Dyck ex Webb & Berthel


Hist. Nat. Isles Canaries 3: 193 (1840) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Perennial shrub to c. 1 m tall; branches ascending, 3–10 mm diam., glabrous, rooting at nodes; leaf scars 2–5 mm wide, 1–2.5 mm long. Rosette to c. 12 cm diam.; leaves obovate, 10–65 mm long, 10–26 mm wide, c. 3–7 mm thick, glaucous, grey-green, glabrous, upper surface concave, apex acute and often recurved, base cuneate, margins usually reddish with cilia 0.2–0.7 mm long. Inflorescence dome-shaped, 7–40 cm long, 10–30 cm diam., glabrous; peduncles 7–20 cm long; pedicels 2–4 mm long. Flowers erect; sepals 7–9, triangular, 2–4 mm long, apex acuminate, green; petals 7–9, lanceolate, 7–9 mm long, apex acuminate, cream with green midrib; stamens 6–8.5 mm long; nectary glands whitish; ovaries white, glabrous, styles c. 3.5 mm long, white to pinkish. Seeds ovoid, 0.5–0.75 mm long, c. 0.3 mm wide, brown. Flowers spring–summer.

*CVU, *GipP, *HSF, *VVP. Also naturalised WA, SA, Tas. Native to the Canary Islands. Recorded as naturalised at a number of sites in the Geelong area, Black Rock, Coimadai, and at Studley Park. Established from discarded garden refuse.

Source: Toelken, H.R.; Jeanes, J.A.; Stajsic, V. (1996). Crassulaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2016-02-10
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder [Saxifraganae]
order Saxifragales
family Crassulaceae
genus Aeonium
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Aeonium haworthii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Aeonium haworthii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Gippsland Plain present introduced
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised

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Western Australia
South Australia