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Echium aculeatum

Echium aculeatum (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Boraginales

Familia: Boraginaceae
Subfamilia: Boraginoideae
Tribus: Lithospermeae
Genus: Echium
Sectio: E. sect. Gigantea
Species: Echium aculeatum

Echium aculeatum Poir. in Lamarck, Encycl. 8: 664 (1808).

Echium giganteum f. aculeatum (Poir.) Coincy, Bull. Herb. Boiss. 4: 273 (1903).
Echium giganteum var. aculeatum (Poir.) Bornm., Bot. Jahrb. 33: 465 (1904).
Echium aculeatum var. genuinum Bornm., Bot. Jahrb. 33: 465 (1904).

Echium armatum Masson ex C.Sm. in De Candolle, Prodr. 10: 18 (1846).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Africa
Regional: Macaronesia
Canary Islands (Tenerife, La Gomera, El Hierro)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Lamarck, J.-B. & Poiret, J.L.M. 1808. Encyclopédie Méthodique. Botanique. Tome 8. 879 pp. H. Agasse, Paris. BHL Reference page. : 664

Additional references

Bramwell, D. 1972. A revision of the genus Echium in Macaronesia. Lagascalia 2(1): 37–115. PDF (17 MB). Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Echium aculeatum in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Oct 03. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Echium aculeatum. Published online. Accessed: Oct 03 2020. 2020. Echium aculeatum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 03 Oct 2020.
Hassler, M. 2020. Echium aculeatum. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Oct 03. Reference page.

Vernacular names
español: Tajinaste blanco

Echium aculeatum is a species of flowering plant of the family Boraginaceae.[2] It is endemic to the Canary Islands, where it occurs on the islands El Hierro, La Palma, La Gomera and Tenerife.[3] Its name in Spanish is ajinajo.[4]

It is a branched shrub with thorny leaves and white flowers.[4]

"Echium aculeatum Poir". Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Archived from the original on 2021-01-25. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
"Echium aculeatum". Tropicos. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
Manuel Arechavaleta, S. Rodríguez, Nieves Zurita, A. García (Hrsg.): Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias. Hongos, plantas y animales terrestres (List of Forest Species of the Canary Islands). 2009. Gobierno de Canarias, p. 150 ISBN 978-84-89729-21-6
Echium aculeatum, Floras de Canarias

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