Ilex canariensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Celastrales Aquifoliaceae

Scientific Name: Ilex canariensis Poir.
Taxonomic Source(s): Vald├ęs, B. 2012. Aquifoliaceae. In: Euro+Med Plantbase - the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity. . Berlin Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Occurring sporadically but in local abundance.
Countries occurrence:
Portugal (Madeira); Spain (Canary Is.)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species is found mainly at lower altitudes in scrub and laurisilva.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Laurisilva may be increasing in Madeira, but throughout much of the range there are pressures, particularly from grazing and fires.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Subpopulations occur within protected areas.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Ilex canariensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T38394A10111351. . Downloaded on 19 October 2017.
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