The Flora on the Canary Island La Palma

28 December 2020

Imported and introduced

steingewaechse-la-palmaBesides the native Flora there are lots of imported and introduced plant species like the almond- and chestnut tree and hardly to overlook - the banana plant.

Some of the imported or introduced plants like the „rabo de gato“ (a grass species) have become a real plague threatening the native Flora.

La Palma - a fertile garden

jacaranda-la-palmaThanks to the bland climate on the "Isla Bonita", the Beautiful Island, also proper plenty of ornamental plants, vegetable and exotic fruits.

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Basically, the period of blooming and maturity of plants or fruits in different climate zones can vary between 2 to 3 months.

On the south-west side and near the coast periods are respectively shorter.

 

Plants


codeso

vinagrera

violeta de cumbre

amagante

pútiga

tajinaste

acedera de lagarto

tajinaste

guaidil

cerrajón

gacia

orquidea

flor de mayo

tagasaste

gamona

bicácaro

retama blanca

bejeque

rabo de gato

flor de pascua

„flor de pascua“
Poinsettia
Euphorbia pulcherrima

The antique medicinal plant from Mexico today adorns many flower arrangements at Christmas, on La Palma it grows in tall shrubs. 

pico de cernícalo

pico de fuego

tacorontilla

jacaranda

azucena

verode

garitope

pitera

salvia

tabaiba dulce

bejeque

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tedera

protea

granadillo

brezo

acebiño

„acebiño“
Canary Holly
Ilex canariensis

laurel de indias

„laurel de indias“
Indian Laurel / Chinese Banyan / Curtain Fig
Ficus microcarpa, syn. Ficus nítida / Ficus retusa

Periodically, tree top pruning makes laurel trees shoot even stronger - the trees of the mulberry family (Moraceae) provide shade on various places of the Canary Island La Palma.

árbol de orquidea

pino canario

viñatigo

tarajal

cornical

malfurada

"malfurada"
Large Leaf Canary Island St. John's-Wort
Hypericum grandifolium

The hermit from Macronesia is a delight to look at - in many countries the real St. John's-wort is available in pharmacies as an Antidepressant in tablet form.

cardón

"cardón"
candelabra spurge
Euphorbia canariensis

incienso

orquidea estrella

campanilla

drago

pata de gallo

San Juanero

caña de azucar

moras

caqui

tunos

modroños

"madroño" – "madroño canario"
Canary Strawberry Tree
Arbutus canariensis

cherimoya

tamarillo

„tamarillo“
Tree Tomato
Solanum betaceum, Cyphomandra betacea

guayaba

guayaba verde

pitaya

pitango

níspero

ñame

uvas

setas ostras

museo del plátano

Banana chips, assorted flavors.

Platanológico

plátano deshydratado


gofio

Mill with attached exhibition room with old masses and handicraft tools, a video film and many display boards (German, English, Spanish) tell about the past times.

The windmill of Las Tricias was built by the carpenter Antonio Acosta Rodríguez according to the Ortega system. It was already in operation in 1908, but was moved to its present location in 1915 because of better wind conditions.

There is also an astronomical lookout point here.

setas

fruta y verdura

almendras

papas

restaurante-las-norias-grill-asadero-papas-arrugadas

almendro en flor

From mid of January until February countless soft pink almond blossoms adorn the communities of El Paso, Tijarafe, Puntagorda and Garafía.

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    Muy informativo, ¡muchas gracias!