Trees and shrubs
natives of
North Africa

Biodiversity and fight against
erosion and desertification

Explore the extraordinary biodiversity of north Africa

Meeting point

This web site is a meeting point to work with the existing information on trees and shrubs of North Africa.

It allows scientists, technicians, teachers, students and, in general, all nature lovers to explore the extraordinary forestry and botanical biodiversity of this part of the planet with such high biological diversity.

Collaboration between the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, and an extensive network of foresters and botanists has allowed to update the information about the trees and shrubs of North Africa, and set the basis for the creation of this web page.

This site compiles all the native species of trees, shrubs and climbing woody plants of North Africa. In total, about 880 species have been included, belonging to 290 genera and 76 families. Their number may always vary a little depending on taxonomic updates or new discoveries.

Why do we include only native species? Visit the relevant section for further details at the top of the page.

To access specific families, genera or species, you can browsing from the FAMILIES INCLUDED.

If you know the family, genera or species that you search, use directly the search button at the top of the page.

For specific work on the territory, you can also make spatial searches, use the Geographical Search.

To report addictions or corrections, send photos, map improvements or discuss any aspect of the website, use CONTACT. All your messages are welcome.


New taxonomic revisions and addictions on the web.
Two very interesting publications to know and conserve the native flora in Morocco and Egypt
Presentation of the web and more descriptions of species
Adenocarpus faurei, the first woody species in North Africa becomes extinct
IUCN Green Status of Species
Two new experts join the review of species
Thanks to the botanical magazine Al Yasmina, the contents of the “Flore de l’Afrique du Nord” by René Maire are now easily accessible.