Echium gentianoides

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Echium gentianoides
Echium gentianoides.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Boraginales
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Echium
Species: E. gentianoides
Binomial name
Echium gentianoides
Webb ex Coincy

Echium gentianoides is a synonym of Echium thyrsiflorum Masson ex Link.,[1] a flowering plant in the borage family Boraginaceae with brilliant blue tubular flowers.[2] It is endemic to the island of La Palma, the Canary Islands. It occurs in one location of La Caldera de Taburiente where it grows in sunny, rocky sites at altitudes higher than 1.800 m. The main threat described for this species is predation by goats.


  1. ^ "The Plant List: Echium gentianoides Webb ex Coincy". London, U.K.: Royal Botanic Garden Kew and Missouri Botanic Garden. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Echium gentianoides". Echiums. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 

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