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Endangered and Threatened Plant Species 
Plantas amenazadas y en peligro de extinción

Worldwide there are 1916 species protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  In Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands there are 78 protected species including 49 plants.

Recovery Plans for Animals in the Caribbean                                

E = Endangered Species/Especies en peligro de extinción

T = Threatened Species/Especies amenazadas

E / T Scientific Name
Nombre Científico
Picture
Fotos
Common Name in English
Nombre Común en Español
Fact Sheet
Información

Trees and Shrubs / Árboles y arbustos  (35)

E Aurodendron pauciflorum   None  
E Buxus vahlii

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Vahl's boxwood/ Diablito de tres cuernos pdf (294 KB)
E Banara vanderbiltii

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Palo de Ramón  
E Callicarpa ampla view Capá rosa pdf (376 KB)
E Calyptranthes thomasiana   None  
T Calyptronoma rivalis

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Palma de manaca   
E Catesbaea melanocarpa

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E Chamaecrista glandulosa var. mirabilis   None pdf (222 KB)
E Cornutia obovata

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Palo de nigua pdf (319 KB)
E Crescentia portoricensis

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Higüero de sierra pdf (521 KB)
E Cordia bellonis view None pdf (321 KB)
E Daphnopsis hellerana view None pdf (242 KB)
E Eugenia haematocarpa   Uvillo   
E Eugenia woodburyana

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None pdf (268 KB)
E Goetzea elegans

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Beautiful Goetzea / Matabuey

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E Gonocalyx concolor view None  
E Ilex cookii   Cook's holly  
E Ilex sintenisii   None  
E Juglans jamaicensis   West Indian / nogal walnut  
E Lyonia truncata var. proctorii

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None pdf (274 KB)
E Mitracarpus maxwelliae

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None pdf (272 KB)
E Mitracarpus polycladus view None pdf (246 KB)
E Myrcia paganii   None  
E Ottoschulzia rhodoxylon view Palo de Rosa pdf (321 KB)
E Pleodendron macranthum   Chupacallos  
T Schoepfia arenaria   None pdf (232 KB)
E Solanum drymophilum view Erubia pdf (315 KB)
E Stahlia monosperma

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Cobana negra pdf (296 KB)
E Styrax portoricensis   Palo de jazmín  
E Ternstroemia luquillensis   Palo Colorado pdf (761 KB)
E Trichilia triacantha   Bariaco pdf (233 KB)
E Ternstroemia subsessilis   None  
T Varronia rupicola view None  
E Vernonia proctorii view None pdf (303 KB)
E Zanthoxylum thomasianum view St. Thomas prickly ash pdf (209 KB)

Ferns / Helechos (8)

E / T Scientific Name
Nombre Científico
Picture
Fotos
Common Name in English
Nombre Común en Español
Fact Sheet
Información
E Adiantum vivesii   None  
E Cyathea dryopteroides Elfin Tree fern / Helecho arboreo pdf (688 kB)
E Elaphoglossum serpens   None  
E Polystichum calderonense   None  
E Tectaria estremerana view None  
E Thelypteris inabonensis   None  
E Thelypteris verecunda   None  
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Thelypteris yaucoensis

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Cacti / Cactus (2)

E / T Scientific Name
Nombre Científico
Picture
Fotos
Common Name in English
Nombre Común en Español
Fact Sheet
Información
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Harrisia portoricensis

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Higo chumbo pdf (323 KB)
E Leptocereus grantianus view None  

Orchids / Orquídeas (2)

E / T Scientific Name
Nombre Científico
Picture
Fotos
Common Name in English
Nombre Común en Español
Fact Sheet
Información
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Cranichis ricartii

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E Lepanthes eltoroensis   None  

Herbaceous Plants and Herbs / Hierbas (5)

E / T Scientific Name
Nombre Científico
Picture
Fotos
Common Name in English
Nombre Común en Español
Fact Sheet
Información
E Agave eggersiana view None  
E Aristida chaseae

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None pdf (300 KB)
E Aristida portoricensis view Pelos del diablo  
T Gesneria pauciflora

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E Peperomia wheeleri view Wheeler's peperomia pdf (209 KB)

 

Last updated: December 18, 2014