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When Charles Darwin visited the Galapogos Islands, he found that the flora and fauna were slightly different on each island, as the isolated island population had evolved to cope with slightly different environment. These observations formed a central plank in his Theory of Evolution.

A similar thing happened in the Canary Islands. Although the islands are too young to have much in the way of native mammals, the plants have evolved in isolation. Thus there are two subspecies of Echium wildepretti: the one on La Palma has blue flowers and the one on Tenerife has pink flowers.

 

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P1 Bush, Los Andennes

P2 Queen of the Night cactus

P3 Plant pot

P4 Pink Begonia

P5 White Spathophyllum

P6 Red Anthurium

P7 Agarve

P8 Canary Pine

P9 Pointsetia

P10 Bracken

P11 Anthurium Leaves

P12 Dragon Tree

P13 Pine at sunset

P14 Water Hyacinth

 

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