Monday, February 16, 2015

Aeonium haworthii or Echeveria pulidonis?

I was in Lowe's just now and saw a succulent that looked just like one of mine that came in a 'various' mixed potting. After hours of scouring the internet for photos trying to identify the succulents, nothing beats seeing another one in the store with a name tag!

This one has little baby shoots coming up the sides even though it is so small, but the leaf shape and texture is unmistakable. Not to mention that it's probably from the same supplier in the same location, my chances of having a match are much better than just surfing the net looking for Google images that look similar. 

Echeveria pulidonis
A name tag really helps when I'm trying to be as pedantic as possible

Ok, so what I thought was Aeonium haworthii all along looks like was really Echeveria pulidonis - a completely different genus. Oh geez, I was way off!

Aeonium haworthii or Echeveria pulidonis
Comparing side by side it's easy to see how I could have been mistaken. Both have bluish green long succulent leaves with pink reddish tips. Photo on the left is mine, photo on the right from used for comparison.

Echeveria is a genus originating from Central America and Mexico - which makes a lot of sense since the mixed succulent pot I got was made in Mexico. Aeonium, on the other hand, is a genus originating in East Africa.

Now I have to go back and re-label all the posts I had incorrect, luckily there are only 4 of them so far. Ugh!

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