Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

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

Rhamnus alaternus L.

Family : RHAMNACEAE

Genus : Rhamnus

    Catalan common name : Aladern. Lladern. Llampedrell. Llampuga. Llampúgol.

    Spanish common name : Aladierno. Coscollino.

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

    Distribution in the islands : Ibiza. Mallorca. Minorca.

    General distribution : Mediterranean

    Flowering time : February. March. April. May.

    Life-forms : Chameophyte. Phanerophyte.

    Habitat : Garriques and forests.

    Uses and properties : Medicinal.

    Plants protected by law : Balearic Catalogue.

    IUCN Category : Poco preocupante

    Characteristics : This bush can eventually grow into a small tree; shiny oval leaves with small teeth along the margin. At an unfocused glance, one can mistake it for a holm oak or a Phillyrea, to remove doubts, examine the leaf against the light and you can see that the margin has a tiny translucent line. To distinguish it from Rhamnus ludovici- salvatoris, we have to examine the margin teeth to see if they are directed upwards, as for this latter species, these teeth are perpendicular to the margin. Flowering at the beginning of the spring.

    Origen : Regió mediterrània

    Location on-campus UIB : Hort de Son Lledó (exemplars puntuals a la pared que separa aquest de la carretera de Valldemossa) i darrera Can Amorós.

    Flowering period : Finals d´hivern o per primavera.

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Patrocinador: Fundació Sa Nostra