Picconia excelsa 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Scrophulariales Oleaceae

Scientific Name: Picconia excelsa (Aiton) DC.
Common Name(s):
Spanish Palo Blanco
Olea excelsa Sol.
Taxonomic Source(s): The Plant List. 2017. The Plant List. Version 1.1. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable C1 ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bañares, A. <i>et al.</i>
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species has a fragmented distribution but still appears to be relatively frequent in areas of cloud forest above 1,000 m on the Canaries.
Countries occurrence:
Portugal (Madeira); Spain (Canary Is.)
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Population [top]

Population:It is rare and scattered over a slightly wider altitudinal range in laurisilva on Madeira.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Cloud forest and laurisilva.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In the past it was exploited for its timber.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Now included in regional legislation.

Citation: Bañares, A. et al.. 1998. Picconia excelsa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T30331A9537587. . Downloaded on 22 October 2017.
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