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Micromeria tenensis (Lamiaceae), a new species from Tenerife, Canary Islands

Department of Biological Sciences; Marshall University; Huntington; West Virginia; United States of America
Departamento de Biología Vegetal (Botánica); Universidad de La Laguna; La Laguna (Tenerife); Spain
Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (CIBIO)/InBio Associated Laboratory; University of Porto; Campus Vairão; Vairão; Portugal
Institute for Integrative Nature Conservation Research; University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences; Vienna; Austria
Macaronesia Spain Teno wild thyme Eudicots


Based on molecular and morphological evidence, a new species of Micromeria is described for Tenerife, Canary Islands. Micromeria tenensis is endemic to the massif of Teno, occurring between 100–1000 m elevation. It is characterized by having more or less pendulous branches, tomentose stems and leaves, hispid calyx, and calyx apices triangular to lanceolate, densely white hispid.



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