Flora and Fauna


There are thousands of different species of plants on the Canary Islands of which at least 500 donít exist in other parts of the world (so called endemic plants). Also lots of species were imported from tropical regions mainly central and South America such as Cuba and Venezuela. A rather random selection from some species present on the island:

Adelfa (Nerium Oleander) Adelfa (Nerium Oleander)
Bougainvillea Bougainville (Bougainvillea)
     
Koningin van de nacht (Selenicereus) Selenicereus
Pyrostegia ignea Pyrostegia ignea
    

Much information, especially about endemic flora and fauna, is provided by the Cabildo insular de Tenerife.

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