English common name: Radiate-headed scalesia
Spanish common name: lechoso, tabaquillo
Local name: lechoso de lava
Taxonomic comments: Syn.: Scalesia affinis ssp. brachyloba Harling, S. decurrens Andersson, S. gummifera Hook.f., S. narbonensis, Scalesia menziesii O.Deg. & Sherff, Robinson fide Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew & Missouri Botanical Garden (2010)
Name status: Taxon occurs as several subspecies, forms or varieties.
Description: A shrub with huge tabacco-shaped leaves. The beautiful flowers are often hidden beneath the leaves.
Last updated: 16 Oct 2017
Taxon occurs only in Galapagos.
Vulnerable - Considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.
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Galapagos island groups: Fernandina, Floreana, Isabela, Santa Cruz.
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.