Cistus grancanariae Marrero-Rodr., Almeida & C. Ríos

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Photographed in Gran Canaria

Key Facts

Flower colour: white
Flower diameter: 1.8 – 2.8cm. Many-flowered inflorescences.
Height & Spread: 1.25m x 1m
Habit: rounded
Notes: Newly-discovered species endemic to Gran Canaria, restricted to a handful of sites. Superficially similar to the Canary Island form of C. monspeliensis. One population I have seen had a mixture of plants, some of which had distinctly grey-green leaves, while others were quite green. At another site it was showing a character unique among cistus in that it was re-sprouting after a wild fire (see bottom photograph).
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Cultivars:

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In the wild, showing variation in foliage colour

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Regeneration after fire both from seeds and by re-sprouting