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Erysimum caboverdeanum

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Brassicaceae
Rank  Species
Order  Brassicales
Genus  Erysimum
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Similar  Erysimum baeticum, Erysimum nervosum, Erysimum arenicola, Erysimum popovii, Erysimum insulare

Erysimum caboverdeanum is a species of flowers that belong to the Brassicaceae family. The species are endemic in Cape Verde and is an endangered species. The species was discovered by the Auguste Chevalier in 1935 as Matthiola caboverdeana, it was changed to its current name by Per Øgle Sunding in 1974. Auguste Chevalier (1935) (in French). p. 992. Available on at TelaBotanica. The last part of the name caboverdeanum means the name "Cape Verdean" where the plant is founded.


TIts local name is cravo-brabo (wild carnation) or white rosemary (alecrim-branco).


It is used as a traditional medicine notably for treating a form of infusion

The plant is biennial, Its length is 60 centimeters, its stems are woody and stands upright, the narrow leaves are 6 cm long and 2 millimeters wide.

Distribution and ecology

Limonium braunii are founded only in the island of Fogo in the of Monte Velha as well as Pico do Fogo and Bordeira between 1,600 and 2,300 meters. It grows mainly on volcanic soils.


A plant is founded on the left of the backyard of the São Filipe Municipal Museum. Another is at Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria


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