Cornutia obovata


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cornutia obovata
Species Authority: Urban
Common Name(s):
Spanish Capá Jigüerilla, Nigua, Palo De Nigua

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered D ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The population is thought to be divided between three or four sites: Rio Abajo, Aricedo Observatory, Barrenquitas and possibly in the state forest at Susua.
Puerto Rico
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Population [top]

Population: A total population of eight individuals.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A small tree of dry serpentine or moist limestone locations.
Systems: Terrestrial

Bibliography [top]

Anonymous. 1992. Report on the rare plants of Puerto Rico. Center for Plant Conservation, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri.

Little, E.L., Woodbury, R.O. and Wadsworth, F.H. 1974. Trees of Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands. US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington DC.

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.

The Nature Conservancy. 1996. Natural Heritage Central Database. (Status and distribution data on Latin American plants, developed in collaboration with Latin American Conservation Data Centers and Missouri Botanical Garden).

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Cornutia obovata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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