English common name: maytenus, leatherleaf
Spanish common name: arrayancillo, rompe ollas
Local name: arrayancillo, rompe ollas
Taxonomic comments: Syn.: Maytenus obovata Hook. f. fide Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew & Missouri Botanical Garden (2010).
Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.
Description: A small tree with brown bark and long hanging branches. The leathery coin-shaped leaves avoid the sun´s direct rays by maintaining a vertical position. The spherical fruits split open when ripe to reveal three bright red fleshy seeds.
Last updated: 21 Jan 2014
Taxon native but not endemic.
Galapagos island groups: Española, Fernandina, Floreana, Isabela, Pinzón, San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz, Santa Fé, Santiago.
Please be aware that this distribution map is automatically generated from database records (CDF and external specimens, literature records, and observations) and may not accurately reflect the currently-known distribution for all species.