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Range DescriptionRuta microcarpa is endemic to the island of La Gomera, the Canary Islands, Spain (Mesa Coello et al. 2004, Euro+Med Plantbase 2006-2010). It grows between 350 and 675 m asl, distributed throughout seven subpopulations: Mulagua, Roque Cano, Risco de las Zulas, Alojera, Caraballo (Mesa Coello et al. 2004), Ermita de San Juan and Montefuerte (Gobierno de Canarias 2004), on the northern part of the island. Its area of occupancy is 6 km². Increasing trends have been reported for its distribution (Gobierno de Canarias 2004).