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Scientific name Sempervivum tectorum
Authority L.
First published in Sp. Pl. : 464 (1753)

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Sempervivum tectorum, also known as the common houseleek, is a succulent evergreen perennial plant that is native to the mountains of southern Europe. It is widely cultivated in Europe for its appearance and has a long-standing tradition of being believed to protect buildings against lightning strikes. The plant has grey-green, tufted leaves and produces clusters of reddish-purple flowers in the summer. It is highly variable due to the numerous cultivars that have been propagated and traded for almost 200 years. Sempervivum tectorum has a rich history and has been given many names in different languages, often associated with the Roman thunder-god Jupiter or the Norse thunder-god Thor. It is also believed to have medicinal properties and has been used in herbal medicine to treat various ailments. The plant is still traditionally grown on the roofs of houses in some places.

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Scientific name Authority First published in
Sempervivum boissieri hort. ex Baker Gard. Chron. , n.s., 12: 39 (1879)
Sempervivum boutignyanum Billot & Gren. Arch. Fl. France Allemagne 2: 263 (1854)
Sempervivum brachiatum Lamotte Mém. Acad. Sci. Clermont-Ferrand 6: 267 (1864)
Sempervivum celsicaule Jord. & Fourr. Brev. Pl. Nov. 2: 33 (1868)
Sempervivum breviramum Jord. & Fourr. Brev. Pl. Nov. 2: 36 (1868)
Sempervivum brevistylum Lamotte Mém. Acad. Sci. Clermont-Ferrand 6: 264 (1864)
Sedum tectorum Scop. Fl. Carniol. , ed. 2, 1: 325 (1771)
Sempervivum alpinum Griseb. & Schenk Linnaea 25: 600 (1853)
Sempervivum ambiguum Lamotte Mém. Acad. Sci. Clermont-Ferrand 6: 271 (1864)
Sempervivum juratense Jord. & Fourr. Brev. Pl. Nov. 2: 28 (1868)
Sempervivum laetevirens Jord. & Fourr. Brev. Pl. Nov. 2: 37 (1868)
Sempervivum adoxum Jord. & Fourr. Brev. Pl. Nov. 2: 40 (1868)
Sempervivum acuminatum Schott Oesterr. Bot. Wochenbl. 3: 28. 1853
Sempervivum affine Lamotte Mém. Acad. Sci. Clermont-Ferrand 6: 269 (1864)
Sempervivum lamottei Boreau Mém. Soc. Acad. Maine Loire 6: 86 (1859)
Sempervivum luxurians Jord. & Fourr. Brev. Pl. Nov. 2: 34 (1868)
Sempervivum maitrea Lamotte Mém. Acad. Sci. Clermont-Ferrand 6: 273 (1864)
Sempervivum majus Neck. Delic. Gallo-Belg. : 213 (1768)
Sempervivum andreanum Wale Bull. Alpine Gard. Soc. Gr. Brit. 9: 116 (1941)
Sempervivum clusianum Ten. Fl. Napol. 4: 268 (1830)
Sempervivum beugesiacum Jord. & Fourr. Brev. Pl. Nov. 2: 30 (1868)
Sempervivum compactum Lamotte Mém. Acad. Sci. Clermont-Ferrand 6: 289 (1864)
Sempervivum crassifolium Salisb. Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton : 308 (1796)
Sempervivum mettenianum Schnittsp. & C.B.Lehm. Flora 38: 4 (1855)
Sempervivum glaucum Ten. Index Seminum (NAP, Neapolitano) 1830: 13 (1830)
Sempervivum fuscum Lehm. & Schnittsp. Ber. Offenbacher Vereins Naturk. Thätigk. 4: 88 (1863)
Sempervivum decoloratum Jord. & Fourr. Brev. Pl. Nov. 2: 30 (1868)
Sempervivum seusanum Jord. & Fourr. Brev. Pl. Nov. 2: 35 (1868)
Sempervivum schottii Baker Gard. Chron. n.s., 2: 103. 1874
Sempervivum rhodanicum Jord. & Fourr. Brev. Pl. Nov. 2: 31 (1868)
Sempervivum rigidum Jord. & Fourr. Brev. Pl. Nov. 2: 35 (1868)
Sempervivum robustum Jord. & Fourr. Brev. Pl. Nov. 2: 32 (1868)
Sempervivum saxosum Jord. & Fourr. Brev. Pl. Nov. 2: 36 (1868)
Sempervivum royanum Correvon Joubarbes : 58 (1924)
Sempervivum rupestre (Rouy & E.G.Camus) Bergmans Vaste Pl. Rotsheesters , ed. 2: 792 (1939)
Sempervivum sabaudum Jord. & Fourr. Brev. Pl. Nov. 2: 29 (1868)
Sempervivum spectabile Lehm. & Schnittsp. Ber. Offenbacher Vereins Naturk. Thätigk. 4: 87 (1863)
Sempervivum trifurcum Jord. & Fourr. Brev. Pl. Nov. 2: 41 (1868)
Sempervivum triste hort. ex Baker Gard. Chron. , n.s., 12: 39 (1879)
Sempervivum speciosum Lamotte Mém. Acad. Sci. Clermont-Ferrand 6: 265 (1864)
Sempervivum tectorum var. andreanum (Wale) O.Bolòs & Vigo Fl. Països Catalans 2: 821 (1990)
Sempervivum pallescens Jord. & Fourr. Brev. Pl. Nov. 2: 40 (1868)
Sempervivum pallidum Jord. & Fourr. Brev. Pl. Nov. 2: 33 (1868)
Sempervivum obovatum Jord. & Fourr. Brev. Pl. Nov. 2: 32 (1868)
Sempervivum pulverulentum Dulac Fl. Hautes-Pyrénées : 325 (1867)
Sempervivum praestabile Jord. & Fourr. Brev. Pl. Nov. 2: 28 (1868)
Sempervivum purpurascens Schott ex Boiss. Fl. Orient. 2: 796 (1872)
Sempervivum validum Jord. & Fourr. Brev. Pl. Nov. 2: 31 (1868)
Sempervivum venustum Jord. & Fourr. Brev. Pl. Nov. 2: 29 (1868)
Sempervivum violascens Jord. & Fourr. Brev. Pl. Nov. 2: 34 (1868)
Sempervivum tectorum var. rhenanum Hegi & Schmid Ill. Fl. Mitt.-Eur. 2: 549 1922
Sempervivum rhenanum (Hegi & Schmid) Lawalrée Biol. Jaarb. 23: 234 (1956)

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Language Common/alternative name
English common houseleek
Arabic حرشف السطوح
Belarusian скочкі дахавыя
Belarusian гарлянка
Bulgarian покривен дебелец
Bosnian Čuvarkuća
Catalan matafoc
Catalan pinya de foc
Catalan maimorrà
Catalan consolva
Catalan consolda
Czech netřesk střešní
Welsh llysiau pen tai
Danish husløg
Danish almindelig husløg
German gewöhnliche hauswurz
German echter hauswurz
German echte hauswurz
German dachwurz
German alpen-hauswurz
German dach-hauswurz
Estonian katus-mägisibul
Basque teilatuetako betibizi
Persian ابرون کبیر
Finnish kattomehitähti
French joubarbe des toits
Galician herba punteira
Croatian Čuvarkuća
Upper Sorbian třěšny rozkólnik
Hungarian fali kövirózsa
Italian semprevivo maggiore
Lithuanian stoginė šilropė
Norwegian Bokmål takløk
Norwegian Bokmål sedum tectorum
Dutch gewone huislook
Norwegian Nynorsk taklauk
Polish rojnik murowy
Romanian urechelniță
Russian Молодило кровельное
sco fous
Serbo-Croatian Čuvarkuća
Slovak skalnica strechová
Slovenian netresk
Albanian bar veshi
Serbian Чуваркућа
Swedish taklök
Ukrainian Молодило покрівельне
Chinese 长生草
Chinese 酒中花
Chinese 近似长生草
Chinese 菊花掌
Chinese 千代重
Chinese 观音莲

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Name Authority First published in
Sempervivum tectorum subsp. cebennense (Lamotte) Bellia & de Andrade Rea 4: 37. 1971

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Distribution (via Powo/KEW) Top

Legend for the distribution data:
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- Extinct
- Introduced
- Native
  • Europe
    • Eastern Europe
      • South European Russia
    • Middle Europe
      • Austria
      • Belgium
      • Czechoslovakia
      • Germany
      • Hungary
      • Switzerland
    • Northern Europe
      • Denmark
      • Norway
      • Sweden
    • Southeastern Europe
      • Albania
      • Bulgaria
      • Italy
      • Romania
      • Yugoslavia
    • Southwestern Europe
      • Baleares
      • Corse
      • France
      • Portugal
      • Spain
  • Northern America
    • Northeastern U.S.A.
      • Connecticut
      • Maine
      • Massachusetts
      • New Jersey
      • New York
      • Vermont
    • Southeastern U.S.A.
      • Virginia
    • Southwestern U.S.A.
      • Utah

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Database ID/link to page
World Flora Online wfo-0000441750
UNII 3FE0001KN4
Canadensys 4685
USDA Plants SETE5
Tropicos 8901362
INPN 122493
Flora of Italy 1726
KEW urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:276682-1
The Plant List kew-2490030
Plantarium 35112
Missouri Botanical Garden 279468
Open Tree Of Life 286742
NCBI Taxonomy 91155
NBN Atlas NBNSYS0000003485
Nature Serve 2.131063
IPNI 276682-1
iNaturalist 51779
GBIF 2985949
Freebase /m/02qm8cd
EPPO SEPTE
EOL 484887
Elurikkus 7228
USDA GRIN 33641
Wikipedia Sempervivum_tectorum

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Scientific Literature Top

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Title Authors Publication Released IDs
Ornamental plants associated with Buddhist figures in China Xu X, Yan C, Ma Z, Wang Q, Zhao J, Zhang R, He L, Zheng W J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 25-May-2023
PMCID:PMC10210299
doi:10.1186/s13002-023-00595-3
PMID:37231442
Antimicrobial Activity of Sempervivum tectorum L. Extract on Pathogenic Bacteria Isolated from Otitis Externa of Dogs Dégi DM, Imre K, Herman V, Dégi J, Cristina RT, Marcu A, Morariu F, Muselin F Vet Sci 29-Mar-2023
PMCID:PMC10145336
doi:10.3390/vetsci10040265
PMID:37104420
LC-MS/MS and GC/MS Profiling of Petroselinum sativum Hoffm. and Its Topical Application on Burn Wound Healing and Related Analgesic Potential in Rats Slighoua M, Mahdi I, Moussaid FZ, Kamaly OA, Amrati FE, Conte R, Drioiche A, Saleh A, Housseini AI, Bari A, Bousta D Metabolites 11-Feb-2023
PMCID:PMC9963972
doi:10.3390/metabo13020260
PMID:36837879
Small regions as key sources of traditional knowledge: a quantitative ethnobotanical survey in the central Balkans Janaćković P, Gavrilović M, Miletić M, Radulović M, Kolašinac S, Stevanović ZD J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 05-Dec-2022
PMCID:PMC9720931
doi:10.1186/s13002-022-00566-0
PMID:36471323
Traditional Ethnobotanical Knowledge of the Central Lika Region (Continental Croatia)—First Record of Edible Use of Fungus Taphrina pruni Vitasović-Kosić I, Hodak A, Łuczaj Ł, Marić M, Juračak J Plants (Basel) 16-Nov-2022
PMCID:PMC9693171
doi:10.3390/plants11223133
PMID:36432861
Fusarium and Neocosmospora Species Associated with Rot of Cactaceae and Other Succulent Plants Kamali-Sarvestani S, Mostowfizadeh-Ghalamfarsa R, Salmaninezhad F, Cacciola SO J Fungi (Basel) 01-Apr-2022
PMCID:PMC9024871
doi:10.3390/jof8040364
PMID:35448595
Traditional uses and practices of edible cultivated Allium species (fam. Amaryllidaceae) in Sweden de Vahl E, Svanberg I J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 10-Mar-2022
PMCID:PMC8908593
doi:10.1186/s13002-022-00513-z
PMID:35272679
Circular Approaches in Small-Scale Food Production Schneider P, Rochell V, Plat K, Jaworski A Circ Econ Sustain 22-Nov-2021
PMCID:PMC8606280
doi:10.1007/s43615-021-00129-7
PMID:34888585
Preserving for the future the — once widespread but now vanishing — knowledge on traditional pig grazing in forests and marshes (Sava-Bosut floodplain, Serbia) Molnár Z, Szabados K, Kiš A, Marinkov J, Demeter L, Biró M, Öllerer K, Katona K, Đapić M, Perić R, Ulicsni V, Babai D J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 09-Oct-2021
PMCID:PMC8501720
doi:10.1186/s13002-021-00482-9
PMID:34627295
Divergence of Ethnobotanical Knowledge of Slovenians on the Edge of the Mediterranean as a Result of Historical, Geographical and Cultural Drivers Vitasović-Kosić I, Kaligarič M, Juračak J Plants (Basel) 01-Oct-2021
PMCID:PMC8541409
doi:10.3390/plants10102087
PMID:34685896

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Name PubChem ID Canonical SMILES MW Found in Proof
> Organic oxygen compounds / Organooxygen compounds / Carbohydrates and carbohydrate conjugates / Glycosyl compounds / Phenolic glycosides
2-(4-Hydroxyphenoxy)-6-[3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)prop-2-enoxymethyl]oxane-3,4,5-triol 162890773 Click to see C1=CC(=CC=C1C=CCOCC2C(C(C(C(O2)OC3=CC=C(C=C3)O)O)O)O)O 404.40 unknown https://doi.org/10.1021/JF980669D
> Phenylpropanoids and polyketides / Flavonoids / Flavans / Catechins / Catechin gallates
Epigallocatechin Gallate 65064 Click to see C1C(C(OC2=CC(=CC(=C21)O)O)C3=CC(=C(C(=C3)O)O)O)OC(=O)C4=CC(=C(C(=C4)O)O)O 458.40 unknown https://doi.org/10.1021/JF980669D
> Phenylpropanoids and polyketides / Flavonoids / Flavans / Catechins / Epigallocatechins
Epigallocatechin 72277 Click to see C1C(C(OC2=CC(=CC(=C21)O)O)C3=CC(=C(C(=C3)O)O)O)O 306.27 unknown https://doi.org/10.1021/JF980669D
> Phenylpropanoids and polyketides / Flavonoids / Flavones / Flavonols
Kaempferol 5280863 Click to see C1=CC(=CC=C1C2=C(C(=O)C3=C(C=C(C=C3O2)O)O)O)O 286.24 unknown https://doi.org/10.1021/JF980669D

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