Persea indica 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Laurales Lauraceae

Scientific Name: Persea indica (L.) Spreng.
Common Name(s):
Spanish Viñatigo
Borbonia indica J.Presl
Laurus indica L.
Taxonomic Source(s): The Plant List. 2016. The Plant List. Version 1.1. RBG Kew. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/conservation dependent ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bañares, A. <i>et al.</i>
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The wild origin of the species is a little obscure. It appears to have been introduced to the Azores three centuries ago. Occurrences on these islands are therefore excluded for the purposes of assigning an IUCN Red List Category.
Countries occurrence:
Portugal (Azores - Present - Origin Uncertain, Madeira); Spain (Canary Is.)
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Population [top]

Population:Although the extent of the stands is much reduced as a result of past exploitation of the highly valued wood, the species is still abundant in parts of Madeira and the Canaries.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Subpopulations are known from remaining laurisilva and cloud forest.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed in regional legislation and occurs within protected areas.

Citation: Bañares, A. et al.. 1998. Persea indica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T30329A9537388. . Downloaded on 21 November 2017.
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