Cistus asper

(Cistus asper)

Description

Cistus asper is a shrubby species of flowering plant in the family Cistaceae with purple-pink flowers. It was first described in 2005 and is endemic to El Hierro in the Canary Islands. A 2011 molecular phylogenetic study placed C. asper as a member of the purple and pink flowered clade of Cistus species, along with some other Canary Island endemics.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum:
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order:Malvales
Family:Cistaceae
Genus:Cistus
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