|Author: ||P.B. Webb & S. Berthelot, 1840
Islands, Spain, Portugal, Morocco
||Minimum - Maximum
Cotyledon coutinhoi, Cout.,
var. praealta Brot.
Umbilicus coutinhoi Mariz.
Umbilicus pendulinus var. bracteosus
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.