More pictures showing plants in their natural habitats....
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|The Atlantic islands off the west coast of Africa
are collectively known as the Macaronesian Islands. Although they also
include the Azores, the Savage Islands and the Cape Verde Islands, as far
as visitors from the UK are concerned they are principally the Spanish
Canary Islands and the more northerly Portugese Islands of Madeira and
These islands are home to a large number of succulents, largely from the Crassulaceae, but also including some asclepiads, Euphorbias and others.
|Regrettably the number of pictures included here is very limited (due to the lack of photographic material available at this time), but hopefully they will remind people that habitats can be reached without making long-haul flights around the world!|
|Interested visitors on holiday would do well to spend some time away from the resorts and beaches (and the attractive cactus and other botanical gardens) and look for a few of the natives in their natural habitat.|
||Habitat Gallery (Part 2)||......||
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