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Laurisylve of the island of El Hierro: exclusive parasitic fungus on a Canary laurel (Laurobasidium lauri). This type of humid forest is present on very humid ridges subject to the trade winds, causing a "horizontal rain" of nearly 1500 mm/year and is dominated by lauraceae, ferns and mosses. Many of the species are endemic and the entire island of El Hierro is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

© Jean-Philippe Delobelle / Biosphoto

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Image size: 5504x8256 pixels (18.3"x27.5" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2022-05-30

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Area / Naturalness / Natural area

Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Low Risk (IUCN) LR / Near Threatened species (IUCN) NT

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Fungi / Eumycota / Dicaryomycota / Basidiomycota / Ustilaginomycotina / Exobasidiomycetes / Exobasidiales / Exobasidiaceae / Laurobasidium

Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Environment protection / Geopark

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

Individual / Nobody

Flora / Laurale / Lauraceae family / Azores Laurel (Laurus azorica)

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

Species / Species particularity / Relictual (species habitat area)

Species / Species particularity / Evergreen species


Area / Forest / Laurel forest

Species / Species particularity / Endemic

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

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (botany) / Woody plant / Tree

Flora / Laurale / Lauraceae family

Ambiance / Humidity

Shot / Close-up


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

Species / Relation between species / Parasitism / Parasite

Ambiance / Seasons / Temperate season / Spring

Flora / Mushroom / Parasitic Mushroom / Exobasidiaceae family / Madre del loro (Laurobasidium lauri)

Latin keywords

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

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