Goetzea elegans


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Goetzea elegans
Species Authority: Wydler
Common Name(s):
English Beautiful Goetzea, Matabuey, Mata Buey
Spanish Manzanilla

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered C2a ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Puerto Rico
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Population [top]

Population: Recorded from eight populations of between 100 and 125 individuals.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A small understory tree of limestone forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Trees are unprotected and experiencing various pressures. Road widening destroyed six individuals, which have since been replaced by numerous root suckers. Construction of a hotel complex, pipe-laying and predation of flowers are amongst the major concerns.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Goetzea elegans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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