Online Resources


  • chegada-portugueses-ilhas

    The portuguese arrival to the islands – before and after. Madeira pp: 165-196 (2007), by Sequeira, M. et al.
    From: Açores e Madeira: a floresta das ilhas; Árvores e Florestas de Portugal 06. Público e Fundação Luso Americana. PDF

  • especies florestais das ilhas

    Forest species of the islands. Madeira pp: 255-296 (2007), by Jardim, R. et al.
    From: Açores e Madeira: a floresta das ilhas; Árvores e Florestas de Portugal 06. Público e Fundação Luso Americana. PDF

  • cogumelos-na-madeira

    Cogumelos na Madeira (2007), by Emanuel Rocha.
    Photography exhibition about the fungi species that occur in Madeira island.

    Available here

  • fungos-da-madeira

    Fungos da madeira – Guia da Exposição, Museu de História Natural do Funchal (2011).
    Small exhibition of 11 fungi species that can be found growing on trees or in dead wood. The fungi species known in Madeira as “madre louro”, used locally in traditional medicine, is a Macaronesian endemic. PDF

  • flora-madeira

    Flora da Madeira: plantas vasculares naturalizadas no arquipélago da Madeira, Boletim do Museu Municipal do Funchal (2002).
    Study that refers to 447 naturalized plants and a further 186 now considered as garden-escapes on the Archipelago of Madeira and the Salvage Islands. PDF

  • manual-flora-of-madeira

    A Manual Flora Madeira and the adjacent islands of Porto Santo and the Desertas, by Richard Thomas Lowe – Earliest studies on Madeira flora, back from the 19th century, available to read online or PDF. The online version allows searches.
    For an alternative website to read and download this book you can click Vol I or Vol II


  • list-lepidoptera-madeira

    Spiders of the Archipelago of Madeira – In the archipelago of Madeira (including the Selvagem Islands) there are 183 spider taxa recorded, 58 of those being endemic of this archipelago and 30 endemic of Macaronesia. PDF

  • list-lepidoptera-madeira

    List of Butterflies and Moths of Madeira and Selvagens archipelagos. This list is a section of “A list of the terrestrial fungi, flora and fauna of Madeira and Selvagens archipelagos” (2008). This list of Lepidoptera indicates if a species is endemic, native or introduced and in which islands the species lives. PDF

  • lepidoptera-madeira

    Lepidoptera – Systematic Catalogue of the Entomofauna of the Madeira Archipelago and Selvagens Islands, Boletim do Museu Municipal do Funchal (2006).
    This is a list of all Lepidoptera recorded from Madeira and Selvagens Islands, with references to the relevant literature. PDF

  • spiders-madeira-selvagens

    Spiders From The Madeira and Salvage Islands, by Jacques Denis, Boletim do Museu Municipal do Funchal (1963) – Lists species of spiders from Madeira and Selvagens islands. The author examined the species preserved in the Funchal Museum at that time. Some species are described and commented. PDF

Flora & Fauna

  • CAPA

    Fauna and Flora of Madeira, Threatened endemic species, Vertebrates and vascular flora (2006). Information about threatened endemic species and subspecies of vertebrates and vascular flora of Madeira. (in portuguese) PDF

  • invasive-flora-fauna-macaronesia

    Invasive Terrestrial Flora & Fauna of Macaronesia, Agência Regional da Energia e Ambiente da Região Autónoma dos Açores (2008). PDF

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