Galapagos Species Checklist

Scalesia helleri ssp. helleri Robinson

bonsai de Galápagos, lechoso

Pollen grain of Scalesia helleri ssp. helleri (scanning electron micrograph). Photo: Patricia Jaramillo Díaz & M. Mar Trigo, CDF, 2011.
Pollen grain of Scalesia helleri ssp. helleri (scanning electron micrograph). Photo: Patricia Jaramillo Díaz & M. Mar Trigo, CDF, 2011.

A beautiful shrub with serrated , sticky and very fragrant leaves. Its adult form looks like a bonsai with a twisted trunk. The tree remains green even during the dry season.

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Plantae

Phylum
Magnoliophyta

Class
Magnoliopsida (= Dicotyledoneae)

Order
Asterales

Family
Asteraceae

Genus
Scalesia

Species
helleri

Subspecies
ssp. helleri

Taxon category: Accepted

Status

Vulnerable

References

  • Eliasson, U. (1974) Studies in Galapagos Plants. XIV. The Genus Scalesia Arn. Opera Botanica 36: 1-117.
  • Porter, D.M. (1983) Vascular Plants of the Galapagos: Origins and Dispersal. In: Bowman, R.I., Berson, M. & Leviton, A.E. (eds.): Patterns of evolution in Galápagos organisms. Pacific Division, AAAS, San Francisco, California, p. 33-96.
  • Adsersen, H. (1989) The Rare Plants of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and their Conservation. Biol. Conservation 47(1): 49-77.
  • Lawesson, J.E. Adsersen, H. & Bentley, P. (1987) An updated and annotated check list of the vascular plants of the Galapagos islands. Rept. Bot. Inst., Univ. Aarhus 16: 1-74.
  • Jørgensen, P.M. León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999) Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador. Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis, 1181 pp.
  • Harling, G. (1962) On Some Compositae Endemic to the Galápagos Islands. Acta Horti Bergiani. 20(3): 63-119.
  • Tropicos.org. (2017) Database of Missouri Botanical Garden. Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden. 06 Oct 2017 <http://www.tropicos.org
  • Valencia, R. Pitman, N., León-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (2000) Libro Rojo de las Plantas Endémicas del Ecuador. Herbario QCA, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. Ecuador 2000 i–iv, 1–489.
  • Atkinson, R. Guézou, A. & Jaramillo, P. (2009) Siémbrame en tu jardín - Plantas nativas para jardines en Galápagos. Fundación Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora, Galápagos, Ecuador, 151 pp.
  • Jaramillo, P. Trigo, M. M. (2006) Pollen morphology of the Galapagos endemic genus Scalesia Arn. (Asteraceae). Noticias de Galápagos 64: 26-30.

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