Syn.: Cacalia appendiculata L. f., Cineraria appendiculata (L. f.) Poir., Senecio appendiculatus (L. f.) Sch. Bip.
Family: Asteraceae Bercht. et J. Presl
Pericallis appendiculata
Distribution: Endemic to the Canary Islands, it occurs on the islands of Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro.
Ecology: It grows in laurel forests, at elevations from 500 to 1000 m asl. It blooms from May to October.
Pericallis appendiculata
Description: Shrub with woody stems, up to 100 cm tall. Stems ascending, white-lanate. Leaves petiolate, with lobes on the petiole and large auricles, blade ovate, shallowly 7–9-lobed, dentate, cordate at base, glabrous above, white-lanate beneath. Inflorescence corymbose, 5–30-flowered, heads about 1.3 cm in diameter, involucral bracts in a single row, glabrous, ray florets 9–12 per head, ligules white, disc florets pale yellow. The fruit is an achene with a pappus.
Threat and protection: This species is protected by law in Spain.
Pericallis appendiculata
Pericallis appendiculata
Pericallis appendiculata
Pericallis appendiculata
These images were taken in Spain, the Canary Islands, La Palma, Los Tilos (October 2011).