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Range DescriptionJ. barbadensis is endemic to the West Indies where it is distributed in the Bahamas (5 islands), Cuba (2 locations), Jamaica (1 location) and St Lucia (1 location)
J. barbadensis var barbadensis is confined to a single location on St. Lucia, formely it was known from Barbados but it is now extinct there.
J. barbadensis var. lucayana occurs in the Bahamas on the following islands: Great Abaco, Andros, Grand Bahama, Eleuthera and New Providence. Although Adams (1989) cites a figure of ca. 100 plants in the Bahamas the number is between 2000-3000. In Cuba it is currently recorded from Camagey (Cayo Sabinal), Holgun (Sierra de Nipe) and Isla de la Juventud, Pinar del Ro (Sabanalamar), (Areces-Mallea 1997, Adams 1989), however it is thought to only be extant in the latter two locations (Adams 1989). In Jamaica 15-20 trees grow in St Andrew Parish near to Clydesdale (Adams 1989,pers. obs.) where it has an EOO of 30 km2. It is now extinct on Haiti.