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Àrea de Botànica, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears

Viburnum tinus L.


Genus : Viburnum

    Catalan common name : Llorer bord. Marfull. Oriola. Picabaralles. Santjoanera.

    Spanish common name : Barbadija. Duraznillo. Durillo. Sanquillo. Tino.

    Province distribution : Alicante. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castellón. Gerona. Lérida. Tarragona. Valencia.

    Distribution in the islands : Ibiza. Mallorca. Minorca.

    General distribution : North Mediterranean

    Flowering time : January. February. March. April.

    Life-forms : Macrophanerophyte.

    Habitat : Holm oak forest. Gardens.

    Uses and properties : Medicinal.

    Plants protected by law : Balearic Catalogue.

    IUCN Category : Poco preocupante

    Characteristics : The Viburnum tinus is a shrub that can grow large enough to resemble a small narrow tree. Its opposite, large and wide leaves are relatively stiff and glossy underneath, the leaf margin is simple and slightly hairy. Flowers are small and white, and are found in inflorescences that resemble umbels. Paying attention to these characteristics, it cannot be confused with our flora. It likes shady humid spots, particularly encinals (evergreen oak forests), or where these trees were previously; In Mallorca, although it has yet to become rare, it is not very frequent, and in Menorca and Ibiza it is very rare.

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