Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This beautiful tree occurs in the wild in the north-east and east of Puerto Rico. The record from St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands dates from over 100 years ago and the habitat there has largely been destroyed.
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Localities documented in Tropicos sources

Coccoloba rugosa Desf.:
United States (North America)

Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Semi-dry woodland on coastal hills.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
EN
Endangered

Red List Criteria
C2a

Version
2.3

Year Assessed
1998
  • Needs updating

Assessor/s
World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Reviewer/s

Contributor/s

History
  • 1997
    Rare
    (Walter and Gillett 1998)
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Population

Population
The main extant population consists of 121 plants in Palmas de Mar, Puerto Rico. There are thought to be a further three populations, making the population total 400–500 plants.
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Threats

Major Threats
Threats of quarrying and development, especially of houses, tourist facilities and roads, are apparent.
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