Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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Global Range: FLORIDA (WHERE RARE AND THREATENED), BAHAMAS, HISPANIOLA, PUERTO RICO, VIRGIN ISLANDS, AND LESSER ANTILLES (Liogier and Martorell 2000).

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Physical Description

Type Information

Isotype for Eugenia bahamensis Kiaersk.
Catalog Number: US 1361978
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Status verified from secondary sources
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): H. F. A. von Eggers
Year Collected: 1888
Locality: Ins. Bahamenses: Acklins Island., Acklins Island, Bahamas, West Indies
  • Isotype: Kiaerskov, H. F. C. 1890. Bot. Tidsskr. 27: 266.
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Isotype for Psidium insulanum Alain
Catalog Number: US 3622759
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): R. O. Woodbury
Year Collected: 1978
Locality: Vieques: east point., Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, West Indies
  • Isotype: Liogier, A. H. 1980. Phytologia. 47 (3): 187.
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Ecology

Habitat

Comments: PINE ROCKLANDS IN FLORIDA; COPPICES, COASTAL THICKETS, ROCKY PLAINS, SCRUBLANDS, AND PINELANDS IN THE BAHAMAS (B82COR01FLUS).

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Population Biology

Number of Occurrences

Note: For many non-migratory species, occurrences are roughly equivalent to populations.

Estimated Number of Occurrences: 81 to >300

Comments: ALMOST UBIQUITOUS IN APPROPRIATE HABITATS IN THE BAHAMAS (B82COR01FLUS).

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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N2 - Imperiled

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure

Reasons: RARE AND THREATENED IN FLORIDA, BUT MORE ABUNDANT AND NUMEROUS IN BAHAMAS. ALSO OCCURS IN PUERTO RICO, LESSER ANTILLES, HISPANIOLA, AND VIRGIN ISLANDS. MAY ALSO OCCUR IN JAMAICA.

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Global Short Term Trend: Decline of 10-30%

Comments: DECLINING IN FLORIDA; ASSUME THAT COASTAL DEVELOPMENT IN BAHAMAS IS THREATENING.

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Threats

Comments: HABITAT IS SEVERELY REDUCED AND THREATENED IN FLORIDA; ASSUME THAT COASTAL HABITATS IN THE BAHAMAS ARE UNDER DEVELOPMENT PRESSURE.

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Management

Biological Research Needs: NEED MORE DATA ON STATUS OF SPECIES OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.

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