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Lush undergrowth of Ortigon (Urtica morifolia) endemic nettle, fayal brezal type Laurisylve on the island of El Hierro, Canary Islands. This type of humid forest is found 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: 8256x5504 pixels (27.5"x18.3" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2022-06-01

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Area / Naturalness / Natural area

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

Enumeration / Nobody

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

Species / Species particularity / Relictual (species habitat area)



Species / Species particularity / Growing cycle / Annual plant

Species / Species particularity / Endemic

Area / Forest / Laurel forest

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

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (botany) / Herbaceous plant

Flora / Bryophyte / Moss

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

Flora / Laurale / Lauraceae family

Ambiance / Humidity



Science / Meteorology / Meteorological phenomenon / Fog

Flora / Urticales order / Urticaceae family / Nettle (Urtica sp) / Nettle (Urtica morifolia)

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Archaeplastida / Chlorobionta / Embryophyta / Tracheophyta / Spermatophyta / Phanerogamae / Angiospermae / Dicotyledoneae / Urticales / Urticaceae / Urtica

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