Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Range Description

Zapata Peninsula in Matanzas Province.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Possible isotype for Fraxinus cubensis Griseb.
Catalog Number: US 66801
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): C. Wright
Locality: Greater Antilles, Cuba, West Indies
  • Possible isotype: Grisebach, A. H. R. 1866. Cat. Pl. Cub. 170.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
A subspecies restricted to fenwoods and swamp forests on peat.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure

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IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
D2

Version
2.3

Year Assessed
1998
  • Needs updating

Assessor/s
Areces-Mallea, A.E.

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Threats

Major Threats
The habitat has been degraded by logging and charcoal production.
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Wikipedia

Fraxinus caroliniana

Fraxinus caroliniana, commonly known as the Pop ash, Florida ash, Swamp ash, or Water ash, is a species of ash tree native to Cuba and the southeastern United States from Virginia to Texas. It was originally described by the botanist Philip Miller. It is a small tree about 40 ft. Leaves are compound, opposite, 7–12 in long, leaflets 5–7 in, ovate to oblong, coarsely serrate or entire, 3–6 in long, 2–3 in wide. Fruit is frequently 3-winged (samara) with flat seed portion; seed sometimes a bright violet color. Of little value, smallest and valuable of eastern ash species, wood light, soft, weak, 22 lbs/cu/ft. Typical to coastal swamps.


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