Rhamnus tinctoria L.
Securinega tinctoria (L.) Rothm.
Adelia virgata Poir.
Colmeiroa buxifolia (Poir.) Reut.
Villanova buxifolia (Poir.) Pourr.
Securinega buxifolia (Poir.) Müll.Arg.
Acidoton buxifolius (Poir.) Kuntze
Securinega virgate (Poir.) Maire
Flueggea tinctoria is a much-branched, spiny shrub that usually grows around 200cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials.
Flueggea tinctoria is widespread in the Iberian Peninsula, it has a large extent of occurrence, and is said to dominate some of the habitat where it is found. The main threat to the species is the drying of temporal rivers and the abstraction of water. The species is also affected by the alteration of hydrological regime as a result of the installation of dams, the unregulated cleaning of the streams, the low quality of the water, pollution, presence of cattle and urbanisation. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Southwest Europe - Portugal, Spain
Along the banks of streams and rivers, on acid rocky and sandy soils, sometimes dominating riparian shrub communities; at elevations up to 800 metres[
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The plant is used for medicinal purposes[
The plant is a source of a dye[
The plant is used to make brooms and fences[