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Buxus balearica (Buxus balearica)


“Pet poisonous” – Toxic parts: entire plant esp. stem, roots Buxus balearica, or Balearic boxwood, is a shrub or small evergreen tree, typical of the Mediterranean forest, where it grows wild in Algeria, Morocco, the Island of Sardinia and Spain. The Balearic box is a monoecious tree or shrub up to three meters high. Its leaves, somewhat larger than those of the common box , are oval and shiny, sometimes with a reddish or yellowish color. It blooms in spring and can be reproduced from seeds or stakes. Like other Mediterranean species it is able to regenerate well after a fire.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Magnoliophyta

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Buxales

            • Family: Buxaceae

              • Genus: Buxus