Azorina vidalii is the sole species of the endemic Azorean genus Azorina, which is the only representative of the Campanulaceae family in Azorean native flora. Although this species can be found at the coasts of all islands, the overall population consists of few individuals, is severely fragmented, and declining in number. Azorina vidalii’s conservation status was accessed in 2013 as “Unfavorable – Inadequate” and this species is also listed under Annex B-II of Habitats Directive, under Appendix I of the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention) and is classified as Endangered (EN) by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Azorean Bell Flower
Only endemic genus to the Azores.Species protected by the Berne Convention and the Habitats Directive (priority species).
Small shrub, up to 150 cm, perennial, with glabrous branches.
30-90 mm × 3-9 mm, in terminal rosettes, simple, oblong-cuneate, whole to crenate-toothed, glabrous, dark green or reddish green.
White or pink, up to 3 cm, campanulate.
In capsule with numerous seeds.
On sea cliffs, rocky and abrupt slopes, up to 50 m.