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Photo from Zelene Listy.


Found in Gran Canaria with exposed caudex.


Found in the mountains of Gran Canaria.


Form the caudex at an early age..


Photo from Zelene Listy.

Author: P.B. Webb & S. Berthelot, 1840
Family:  CRASSULACEAE
Origin:  Canary Islands, Spain, Portugal, Morocco
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum - Maximum
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  30 (80) Centimetres
Flower:  Pale - Bright Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Roots
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Cotyledon coutinhoi, Cout.,
Cotyledon
praealta, Samp.
Cotyledon
umbilicus-veneris var. praealta Brot.
Umbilicus
citrinus Wolley-Dod.
Umbilicus
coutinhoi Mariz.
Umbilicus
pendulinus var. bracteosus Merino,
Umbilicus
praealtus Mariz.
Umbilicus
praealtus var. coutinhoi Samp

This member of the Crassulaceae family was given this name by Philip Barker Webb and Sabin Berthelot in 1840. It is found from Spain and Portugal down to the Canary Islands and into  Morocco. It grows in a well drained soil with some water and little to lots of sun. The swollen roots can grow to eight centimetres in diameter, and the plant up to 30 centimetres with a inflorescence of 80 centimetres with pale to bright yellow flowers.

The genera name means 'navel', as to dimpled leaf centres. The species name after Jean-Christophe Heyland aka Jean-Christophe Kumpfler, 1791-1866, a Swiss engraver, watercolourist, and illustrator, who produced the plates for many botanical works.


Close-up of the flower from Botany.cz.


Photo by Javier Martin, Wikimedia.org.