Arbutus canariensis

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Arbutus canariensis
Arbutus canariensis2.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Arbutus
A. canariensis
Binomial name
Arbutus canariensis
Veillard ex Duhamel 1800
  • Arbutus callicarpa Buch
  • Arbutus longifolia Andrews
  • Arbutus procera Sol. ex DC. 1839 not Douglas ex Lindl. 1836

Arbutus canariensis, known in Spanish as madroño canario, is a species of shrub or tree in the heath family. It is endemic to the Canary Islands of Spain, specifically Tenerife, La Gomera, Gran Canaria, El Hierro, and La Palma. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ a b Bañares, A. et al. 1998. Arbutus canariensis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine Downloaded on 20 August 2007.
  2. ^ The Plant List, Arbutus canariensis Duhamel

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