Sventenius & Kunkel, 1972
gayae, Webb & Berthel. 1847
This member of the Ruscaceae family was given this name by
Eric R.Svensson Sventenius and GŁnther W.H. Kunkel in 1972. It is
found on Gran Canaria, growing in a rich soil with
quite some water water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to three or even seven
The genera name from mythical
mother of Dionysus. The species
name after Claude Gay, 1800-1873, a French botanist and traveller.
flowers are found on the middle of the "leaf", which actually is a
branch, and they are greenish.
')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016,
now part of