English common name: tree scalesia
Spanish common name: lechoso
Local name: lechoso
Taxonomic comments: Syn.: Scalesia ovata Andersson fide Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew & Missouri Botanical Garden (2010).
Name status: Taxon occurs as several subspecies, forms or varieties.
Description: A branching tree often covered in moss. The huge tabacco-shaped leaves are delicately fragrent.
Last updated: 24 Aug 2016
Taxon occurs only in Galapagos.
Endangered - Considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.
The IUCN Red List assessments presented here may deviate from the global IUCN listings for the following reasons:
Galapagos island groups: Floreana, San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz, 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.