Callistemon viminalis (Gaertn.) Cheel, 1830.

Verloove, Filip, 2021, New records in vascular plants alien to Tenerife (Spain, Canary Islands), Biodiversity Data Journal 9, pp. 62878-62878: 62878

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scientific name

Callistemon viminalis (Gaertn.) Cheel, 1830.
status

 

Callistemon viminalis (Gaertn.) Cheel, 1830.  

Callistemon viminalis   Hort. Brit. 197. 1830.

Distribution

TENERIFE: Arona, Cho, TF-655 between Guaza and Las Chafiras, roadside, crack in concrete, a single self-sown shrub, 19.01.2019, F. Verloove 13436 (BR); Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tabaiba Baja, Av. Maritima, foot of steep rock, at least five individuals, self-sown, 20.12.2019, F. Verloove 13737 (BR). https://observation.org/observation/205287115/; https://observation.org/observation/205287128/

Notes

This Australian ornamental shrub was recently reported for the first time in the wild from the Canary Islands (Gran Canaria and Tenerife) ( Verloove 2017). Since then, it was repeatedly observed again, especially in Gran Canaria and a future, local naturalisation seems inevitable. Callistemon viminalis   produces large quantities of very tiny seeds that are easily wind-dispersed. Wherever germination conditions are suitable, the species can reproduce from seed, for instance, in barrancos close to urbanisations.

In recent years, it was recorded again in two new localities in Tenerife.

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Angiospermae

Class

Dicotyledoneae

Order

Myrtiflorae

Family

Myrtaceae

Genus

Callistemon

Loc

Callistemon viminalis (Gaertn.) Cheel, 1830.

Verloove, Filip 2021
2021
Loc

Callistemon viminalis

Cheel 1830
1830