Grevillea robusta A. Cunn. ex R.Br., 1830

Verloove, Filip, 2021, New records in vascular plants alien to Tenerife (Spain, Canary Islands), Biodiversity Data Journal 9, pp. 62878-62878 : 62878

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Grevillea robusta A. Cunn. ex R.Br., 1830


Grevillea robusta A. Cunn. ex R.Br., 1830

Grevillea robusta Suppl. Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl.: 24. 1830.


TENERIFE: Puerto de la Cruz, Barranco Martíanez, in the depth of the ravine, at least five self-sown, up to 300 cm tall saplings, 15.12.2019, F. Verloove 13734 (BR).


This Australian tree is much planted in the Canary Islands and sometimes seen self-sown in the immediate vicinity of planted individuals. It has been reported as such from Gran Canaria, La Palma and Tenerife ( Kunkel 1976, Otto and Verloove 2016, Verloove 2017, Verloove et al. 2018). All these records were considered to be ephemeral.

However, in the Barranco Martíanez ravine in Puerto de la Cruz, an incipient naturalisation process was recently observed.