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Flore et Végétation de l’Île d’El Hierro, Canaries [Flora and Vegetation of El Hierro, Canary Islands]

Field / Identification Guide World / Checklist Identification Key New
By: David Aeschimann(Author)
256 pages, colour photos
Flore et Végétation de l’Île d’El Hierro, Canaries [Flora and Vegetation of El Hierro, Canary Islands]
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Language: French

With an area of 269 km2, El Hierro is the smallest of the seven islands of the Canary archipelago. Its vegetation, however, is varied, because the island rises to 1500 meters and the climates differ greatly depending on the slopes. In January 2000, UNESCO classified El Hierro as a Biosphere Reserve and in 2014 it made it the first Geopark of the Canaries. The island thus remains preserved.

This guide allows you to familiarize yourself with the flora and vegetation of El Hierro, as well as to recognize the fundamental species recorded on the island. Plants are presented according to the main types of vegetation, which makes them easy to identify immediately. For trees, photographs of the trunks also allow recognition by the bark and a determination key helps in their identification. The humid Canarian subtropical forest (laurel forest) is considered a "living fossil", so much so that when walking in the undergrowth one can imagine what the vegetation of central Europe was like before the Quaternary glaciations.

There are 735 species of vascular plants on El Hierro, cited here in a checklist. However, the book focuses on the native and endemic fraction of the flora, as well as a selection of important introduced plants. The thirty endemics of El Hierro are the subject of a special chapter and unpublished statistics are presented (covering endemic, native, and introduced species). Threats to the flora of the island, are discussed.

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D’une superficie de 269 km2, El Hierro est la plus petite des sept îles de l’archipel des Canaries. Sa végétation est pourtant variée, car l’île culmine à 1500 mètres et les climats diffèrent beaucoup selon les versants. En janvier 2000, l’UNESCO a classé El Hierro en Réserve de biosphère et en 2014 elle en a fait le premier Géoparc des Canaries. L’île demeure ainsi préservée.

Ce guide permet de se familiariser avec la flore et la végétation d’El Hierro, ainsi que de reconnaître les espèces fondamentales recensées sur l’île. Les plantes sont présentées selon les principaux types de végétation, ce qui facilite l’identification immédiate. Pour les arbres, des photographies des troncs permettent également une reconnaissance par les écorces et une clé de détermination aide à leur identification. La forêt subtropicale humide canarienne (laurisylve) est considérée comme un « fossile vivant », si bien que lors de promenades dans les sous-bois on imagine ce que fut la végétation d’Europe centrale avant les glaciations quaternaires.

On recense 735 espèces de plantes vasculaires sur El Hierro, citées dans une liste récapitulative. Cependant, le livre se focalise sur la fraction indigène et endémique de la flore, ainsi que sur une sélection de plantes introduites importantes. Les trente endémiques d’El Hierro font l’objet d’un chapitre spécial et une statistique inédite est présentée (espèces endémiques, indigènes, introduites). Les menaces qui pèsent sur la flore de l’île sont abordées, comme le changement climatique.

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Field / Identification Guide World / Checklist Identification Key New
By: David Aeschimann(Author)
256 pages, colour photos
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