Endemic Species

The south-west of Morocco is home to a large number of endemic species corresponding to the variety of natural environments. These species represent a plant heritage of great biogeographic or historic value and give the landscape's vegetation its originality. The endemic genus Argania is its most significant component. It is accompanied by endemics which almost all belong to Mediterranean plant lines and by others of tropical origin, such as Commelina rupicola, and Dracaena draco subsp. ajgal, which are among the rare specialities of Moroccan flora. The list of endemics presented has been extended to include neighbouring territories: the Canary Islands, Algeria and Mauritania.

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