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Ribeiro Frio | Laurisilva with Laurus novocanariensis
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Laurel forests (laurisilva), with the characteristic tree species of Apollonias barbujana, Laurus novocanariensis, Ocotea foetens, and Persea indica, occupy most of the N slopes of Madeira. In 1999, they have been recognized as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. The trunks seen in this picture most likely belong to Laurus novocanariensis.

Tuesday 19 April 2022 by Martin Mergili in Africa and Macaronesia / Madeira (385 visits)