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Range DescriptionJuniperus barbadensis var. lucayana is endemic to the Caribbean where it occurs in the Bahamas, Cuba and Jamaica.
In the Bahamas it occurs 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 much greater and ranges from between 2,000-3,000 individuals. In Cuba it is currently recorded from CamagÃ¼ey (Cayo Sabinal), HolguÃn (Sierra de Nipe) and Isla de la Juventud, Pinar del RÃo (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, M. Gardner pers. obs.) where it has an EOO of 30 km2. It is now extinct on Haiti.