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Smilax canariensis (Smilax canariensis)


Smilax canariensis is a species of endemic creeper flowers that belong to the Smilacaceae family. The species are found in the Madeira archipelago (mainly only on the island of Madeira) and the Canary Islands. The species was named by Carl Ludwig Willdenow in 1806 which was published in Species Plantarum The species Smilax azorica which was a subspecies of this was classified as a separate species in 2009. The plant is locally known as "zarzparrilla canaria", in English it is the "Canary sarsaparilla" or the "Canarian sarsaparilla".

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Liliopsida

          • Order: Liliales

            • Family: Smilacaceae

              • Genus: Smilax