Juniperus barbadensis var. barbadensis — Overview

Barbados Juniper learn more about names for this taxon

IUCN threat status:

Critically Endangered (CR)


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Range Description

Juniperus barbadensis var barbadensis occurs in a small population on St. Lucia in the West Indies where it was rediscovered in 1985. The only known location is near to the summit of Petit Piton which is located near the towns of Soufrire and Choiseul on the southwestern coast of the island. It actually occupies an area of only 0.0006 km (Adams et al.1987), giving an area of occupancy (AOO) of 4 km2 (one 2 x 2 km2 grid cell). It was formerly known from Barbados but it is now extinct there having been cut before 1700 (Adams 1989) and its habitat converted to sugar cane fields over 280 years ago (Adams 1995).


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