Kleinia neriifolia Haw.Asteraceae
The verode is an endemic plant of the archipelago of the Canary islands growing on steep sites like canyons, palm trunks and can even be seen on the roofs of the houses, forming a characteristic image of the urban landscape of the islands. Its generic name derives from the Latin sĕnĕcĭo, ōnis, elder, by mature chapters that remind of their heads of white hair and beard, while Kleinia refers to the Polish-German naturalist Jacob Theodor Klein. Its common name vero or verode comes from the Berber languages of existing settlers before the arrival of the Spaniards to the Canary Hispanics, which were conquered, and its aboriginal population subjected, during the fifteenth century, being used its shores as port and scale to the New World from the first voyage of Christopher Columbus. From then until now, the links between Sevilla, Canary Islands, and America were enhanced by this transit.