Endemics in Family Order

Asteraceae
Argyranthemum hierrense
Cheirolophus duranii
Gonospermum
Gonospermum canariense ssp. elegans
Pericallis murrayi
Sonchus gandogeri

Boraginaceae
Echium hierrense

Caryophyllaceae
Silene sabinosae

Crassulaceae
Aeonium hierrense
Aeonium valverdense

Fabaceae
Adenocarpus ombriosus

Lamiaceae
Sideritis ferrensis

Plumbaginaceae
Limonium macropterum

Rosaceae
Bencomia sphaerocarpa


Endemics in Alphabetical Order

Adenocarpus ombriosus
Aeonium hierrense
Aeonium valverdense
Argyranthemum hierrense
Bencomia sphaerocarpa
Cheirolophus duranii
Echium hierrense
Gonospermum
Gonospermum canariense ssp. elegans
Limonium macropterum
Pericallis murrayi
Sideritis ferrensis
Silene sabinosae
Sonchus gandogeri



Summary

Included here is the Canary island of El Hierro which is the smallest and most south westerly of the Canary Islands.

Of the endemic vascular plants so far recorded there are about 13 species in 12 genera and 8 families. There is one genus (marked red) endemic to the Canary Islands but no endemic families.

References

Bramwell, D. 1971. The endemic flora of the Canary Islands: distribution, relationships and phytogeography. In: Biogeography and Ecology in the Canary Islands. Ed. C. Kunkel. Dr W. Junk Publishers. The Hague.

Bramwell, D. 1972. Endemism in the flora of the Canary Islands. In: Taxonomy, Phytogeography and Evolution. Ed. D. H. Valentine. Academic Press.

Bramwell, D. & Bramwell, Z. 2001. Wild Flowers of the Canary Islands. 2nd Edition. Editorial Rueda, Madrid.

Humphries, C. J. 1979. Endemism and Evolution in Macaronesia. In: Plants and Islands. Ed. D, Bramwell. Academic Press.

PĂ©rez, M. A. C. 2005. Native Flora of the Canary Islands. Everest.

Sunding, P. 1979. Origins of the Macaronesian Flora. In: Plants and Islands. Ed. D. Bramwell. Academic Press.