Heberdenia excelsa 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Primulales Myrsinaceae

Scientific Name: Heberdenia excelsa (Ait.) Banks
Common Name(s):
Spanish Aderno, Sacatero
Ardisia bahamensis (Gaertn.) DC.
Heberdenia bahamensis (Gaertn.) Sprague
Taxonomic Source(s): Marhold, K. 2011. Myrsinaceae. In: Euro+Med Plantbase - the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity. Berlin 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>

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Laurisilva in Madeira is now said to be increasing in extent.
Countries occurrence:
Portugal (Madeira); Spain (Canary Is.)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:An uncommon species of laurisilva and, at higher altitudes, cloud forest.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Past exploitation of its habitat has resulted in the reduction and fragmentation of populations. Areas close to habitations are still under the threat of fire.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs in protected areas and regional legislation.

Citation: Bañares, A. et al.. 1998. Heberdenia excelsa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T37669A10069966. . Downloaded on 21 October 2017.
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