Picconia excelsa

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Picconia excelsa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Oleaceae
Genus: Picconia
Species: P. excelsa
Binomial name
Picconia excelsa
(Aiton) DC.

Picconia excelsa is a species of Picconia, endemic to Macaronesia, occurring on the Canary Islands (Spain) and Madeira (Portugal).

Description[edit]

Picconia excelsa is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing to 10 m tall. The leaves are opposite, 6–8 cm long, simple, with an entire margin, often curved down at the edges. The fruit is a black drupe 1–2 cm long.[1]

It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flora de Canarias: Picconia excelsa (Spanish)
  2. ^ Bañares, A., et al. (1998). Picconia excelsa