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Range DescriptionThis taxon is endemic to the island of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain (Direccin General de Medio Natural y Poltica Forestal del MARM 2007). Two subspecies have been described: Teline rosmarinifolia ssp. eurifolia and Teline rosmarinifolia ssp. rosmarinifolia.
Teline rosmarinifolia ssp. eurifolia appears restricted to the massif of Tamadaba, in the northwestern part of the island, where five subpopulations have been found. Its area of occupancy has been estimated in between 4 and 5.5 km2 (4 grid cells of 1x1 km or 22 grid cells of 500x500 m) (Gobierno de Canarias 2004), stable since the discovery of the species.
Teline rosmarinifolia ssp. rosmarinifolia has been reported to present 21 subpopopulations (Beltrn Tejera et al. 1999, Gobierno de Canarias 2009). Its area of occupancy has been estimated in between 13.50 and 15.75 km2 (54 and 63 grid cells of 500x500 m). Its distribution was reduced by a fire in 2007.