MALVA DE RISCO - Plant species - Tenerife

Malva de risco

An endemic plant species growing in the lowlands of Tenerife
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Malva de risco (Lavatera acerifolia) is an endemic shrub growing in the Canary Islands in dry and sunny areas at altitudes of 200 to 500 m (655 to 1,640 ft). It is easy to come across on the mountain ranges of Teno and Anaga, in Güimar and Adeje. Its mauve-coloured flower blossoms for several months, making it rather popular as an ornamental plant.