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Laurus azorica

Laurus azorica

Family: Lauraceae

Flowering: December | April

Origin: Azores

Protection Status: considered threat of "low risk" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Shrub or small tree that appears scattered in ravines, on steep slopes and Laurel Forests up to 850 metres altitude. The dense canopy of trees provides a shelter that leads to colonization by characteristics plants of native forests of the Azores, both vascular and mosses.

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