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Laurel forest on the island of El Hierro, Canary Islands. Macaronesian laurels are relics of a type of humid subtropical vegetation that originally covered most of the Mediterranean Basin and Macaronesia when the region's climate was warmer and wetter, during much of the Tertiary era . They are present in very humid areas subject to trade winds, causing a "horizontal rain" of nearly 1500 mm / year and are dominated by lauraceae, ferns and mosses.

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Image size: 8256x5407 pixels (27.5"x18" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2019-11-28

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Area / Naturalness / Natural area

Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Environment protection / Biosphere reserve

Individual / Nobody

World sea and ocean / Atlantic Ocean / North Atlantic Ocean / Macaronesia

Species / Species particularity / Relictual (species habitat area)


Organism / Morphology / Morphology (botany) / Leaf / Fern leafing

Flora / Bryophyte / Moss

Area / Forest / Laurel forest

Flora / Laurale / Lauraceae family

Atmosphere (Ambiance) / Humidity

Shot / Overview


Organism / Morphology / Morphology (botany) / Trunk (botany)

Area / Forest / Undergrowth

Europe / European Union / Spain / Canary Islands archipelago / El Hierro (island)

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Archaeplastida / Chlorobionta / Embryophyta / Tracheophyta / Spermatophyta / Phanerogamae / Angiospermae / Dicotyledoneae / Laurales / Lauraceae

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