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Teline canariensis
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - Teline canariensis

Synonyms - Genista canariensis, Spartium albicans

Popular names - retamon canario, retama de monte, canary broom.

Distribution and Habitat - a native (endemic) of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, grows at the edge of forests of Pinus radiata and Laurus canariensis novo in association with Neotinea maculata, Hypericum reflexum and Cystus sympithifolius from 500 to 1500 m altitude.

Description - small shrub, highly branched, reaching up to 3 feet tall. Leaves small, trifoliate, leaflets obovate, 5-10 mm long, both sides of the leaves are pubescent. Flowers 5-20 raceme yellow-heads clustered, 6 cm long, pedicel short, calyx 4-6 mm, pubescent. Blooms in February-May. Fruits pods, 1.5 - 2.5 cm long, pubescent, dark brown seeds.

Requirements - rich soil with good drainage, know all exhibition sunnychecker year.

Management - during winter, the plant does not get wet and keep at 10 ° C

Properties and Uses - are cultivated as ornamental shrub.

Curiosity - Teline canariensis is host plant for Arytinnis canariensis, Arytinnis equitans, dilution and Arytinnis Arytinnis menceyata.

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