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Canarina canariensis
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - Canarina canariensis

Synonyms - Campanula canariensis

Popular names - bicacaro.

Distribution and Habitat - endemic in the Canary Islands, Tenerife, grows at the edge of forests, from 300 to 1000 m altitude.

Description - herbaceous, commutes glaucescenta. Stem 3 m length. Leaves opposite, 10 cm long, ovate to linear to triangular, up to the hasta cordata, serrated edge. Flowers pendent; dialisepal calyx, sepals erect, or reflexes, corolla 6 cm, campanula, RECURVE lobe, orange-yellow with red veins brown to purple. Obconic ovary. Fruit capsule, black at maturity.

Tolerances - sensitive to low temperatures, tolerate sunny exhibitions.

Requirements - soil rich in humus, well drained, partially shaded exhibitions.

Curiosity - it appears the airthe end of October and dry after blooming and sleeps throughout the summer.

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