Flora of Tenerife 🌹
Tajinaste Red of Teide 😍
Echium wildpretii received this scientific name in honor of the Swiss horticulturist Hermann Wildpret, a very important character in Tenerife since as the senior botanist of the Orotava Botanical Garden, created to cultivate species from the tropics, he expanded its diversity, and was also the promoter from many other parks and gardens on the island.
The red tajinaste, also known as Teide blood, is an endemism of the Canary Islands, specifically the island of Tenerife.
It is a shrub that develops a rosette of very dense, lance-shaped leaves, those at the base longer than the upper ones, with silver tones.
Teide National Park 😍
The flowers are coral red, the reason for their name, and are arranged in a pointed shape. It can reach 3 meters in height.
The red tajinaste is present in the Cañadas of Teide, The Fortaleza, Ucanca Valley and near the National Parador.
Source of information: CanariWiki – Gobierno de Canarias.
Teide National Park map 😍
If you visit the Teide National Park, remember to comply with the rules established by the authorities. Check them out on their official pages. Do not damage these natural spaces and do not leave garbage remains.