The Laurisilva of Madeira, within the Parque Natural da Madeira (Madeira Natural Park, Portugal) conserves the largest surviving area of primary laurel forest or "laurisilva," a vegetation type that is now confined to the Azores, Madeira and the Canary Islands. by Jose Gonzalez
✯ Laurissilva Forest (UNESCO World Heritage) path @ Madeira - PORTUGAL. An outstanding relict of a previously widespread laurel forest type. It is the largest surviving area of laurel forest and is believed to be 90% primary forest.