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Pink Viper's bugloss

Published 01.11.2021

echium wildpretii ssp trichosiphon
The pink viper's buglosses can be seen on Roque de Los Muchachos from May to June. To form its impressive inflorescence, the "tajinaste rosado" needs 3-5 years. By the way, Palmerian tajinaste have a greater genetic diversity than their red relative on Tenerife. Therefore, it is proposed to recognise the Palmerian tajinaste (previously Echium wildpretii ssp. trichosiphon) as a separate species under the name Echium perezii Sprague.

Photos: Ines Dietrich, Kike Navarro, Thomas Geissler