Picconia azorica

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Picconia azorica
Picconia azorica - Botanischer Garten, Frankfurt am Main - DSC02390.JPG
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Oleaceae
Genus: Picconia
Species: P. azorica
Binomial name
Picconia azorica
(Tutin) Knobl.

Picconia azorica is a species of Picconia, endemic to the Azores, west of Portugal. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]

It is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing to 8 m tall, present on coastal and medium altitude forests.[2] The leaves are opposite, simple, with an entire margin. The fruit is a dark brown drupe 1.5 cm long.[3]


  1. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre (1998). Picconia azorica
  2. ^ Secretaria Regional do Ambiente e do Mar (2008), Plantas Endémicas dos Açores: Guia da Ilha do Faial, p.13
  3. ^ Azores Flora: Picconia azorica