Endangered Species Program
Conserving the Nature of America

Featured Species | Vahl's Boxwood (06:47)

Host: Sarah Leon with Omar Monsegur

Vahl's boxwood (click to view larger)
Valh's boxwood.
Photo credit: Omar Monsegur, USFWS


Status: Endangered/ Listed on August 13, 1985
Scientific Name: Buxus vahlii
Description: Vahl's Boxwood is a rare plant that is native to Puerto Rico and St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It has probably never been very common, but its distribution has been reduced by deforestation and other human disturbance of its habitat.
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Last updated: August 31, 2012