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Wercklea flavovirens

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA MALVALES MALVACEAE

Scientific Name: Wercklea flavovirens
Species Authority: Proctor

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1+2c, C2a, D ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Kelly, D.L.
History:
1997 Endangered (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Jamaica
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Population [top]

Population: The total population is estimated to contain fewer than 50 individuals and the number is declining. The single small tree which had survived out of a recorded population of six individuals on Hog House Hill, John Crow Mts., has not been found again. The area is now planted with bananas. Another population of about 30 trees is located in hurricane-damaged forest on Holland Mt. and a single tree has been found in One Day Cave near Bethel.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Kelly, D.L. 1998. Wercklea flavovirens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 September 2014.
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