Erysimum caboverdeanum facts for kids
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|Erysimum caboverdeanum at the botanical gardens in Las Palmas, Canary Islands|
(A.Chev.) Sunding, 1974
Matthiola caboverdeana A.Chev.
It was named for the first time by the French botanist Auguste Jean Baptiste Chevalier in 1935. Caboverdeanum (or the original caboverdeana) is a Latin word that means "Cape Verdean" or "from Cape Verde".
Chevalier named, in 1935, this species as Matthiola caboverdeana; this name now is a synonym because Sunding changed it to the present name, Erysimum caboverdeanum.
Erysimum caboverdeanum is a biennial small bush, up to 60 cm (24 in) high; its stems are woody and they stand upright. The narrow leaves are about 4 cm (1.6 in) long and 0.2 cm (0.08 in) wide and their margins are finely toothed.
Where it grows
Erysimum caboverdeanum is an endemic species of the Cape Verdean island of Fogo on the volcano Pico do Fogo. It is common in soils with a recent volcanic origin at an altitude between 1,600 and 2,300 m (5,249 and 7,546 ft); it is found on the slopes of the volcano and in the Chã das Caldeiras, the plain in the volcanic crater.
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