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dc.contributor.advisorBreckon, Gary J.
dc.contributor.authorMonsegur-Rivera, Omar A.
dc.description.abstractThe systematic review of the Guánica Forest Reserve flora indicates that it consist of 460 accepted species, plus another 258 species that require confirmation. The number of unconfirmed records is greater than that of other dry forest areas in Puerto Rico, suggesting that further fieldwork and herbaria work is needed. A total of 102 new record are included as part of this work, including Sansevieria concinna as a new record for the island of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The Guánica Forest is a major depository of the Puerto Rican and Caribbean dry forest plant diversity. Three of the endemics are restricted to the Forest and do not occur elsewhere in the world. Reynosia vivesiana and Zephyranthes proctorii are identified as species that should be considered to be listed as endangered species. In general the number of exotics and naturalized species is relatively low. Nevertheless, Haematoxylon campechianum and Sansevieria concinna are examples of the species that deserve further study as potential invasive species within the Forest.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPedro Acevedo from the Smithsonian Institution Mark Strong and Vicky Funk from Smithsonian Directors of the herbaria in Puerto Rico (SJ, UPR and UPRRP) The Department of Natural and Environmental Resources of Puerto Rico The US Fish and Wildlife Service, Boquerón Field Officeen_US
dc.subjectGuánica Forest Reserve floraen_US
dc.subjectSansevieria concinnaen_US
dc.subjectReynosia vivesianaen_US
dc.subjectZephyranthes proctoriien_US
dc.subjectHaematoxylon campechianumen_US
dc.subjectSansevieria concinnaen_US
dc.subject.lcshTropical dry forests -- Puerto Rico -- Guánica.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEndangered plants -- Puerto Rico -- Guánica.en_US
dc.subject.lcshForest reserves -- Puerto Rico -- Guánica.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPlants -- Puerto Rico -- Bosque Seco de Guánica -- Identification.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPlants -- Puerto Rico -- Bosque Seco de Guánica -- Classification.en_US
dc.subject.lcshBotany -- Puerto Rico -- Bosque Seco de Guánica.en_US
dc.titleVascular flora of the Guánica dry forest, Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2009 Omar A. Monsegur Riveraen_US
dc.contributor.committeeKolterman, Duane A.
dc.contributor.committeeChinea, Jesús D.
dc.contributor.representativeAponte, Nilda E.
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Biologyen_US

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