Species Information

 

Species Information

This page provides further information on a subset of the plant species that Fairchild's Conservation Team cultivates, monitors and studies.  Symbols after each taxon indicate where to find detailed information as well as the taxon's range. 

         Taxa with this symbol are part of the Center for Plant Conservation (CPC), a national conservation network.  As a founding member of the CPC consortium of botanic gardens and arboreta, Fairchild maintains a conservation collection of rare plants of South Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Please click the CPC icons to learn more about Fairchild's 33 CPC species in the national collection.  

 

 

 

Taxa with a pencil symbol are ones for which Fairchild biologists have written a Conservation Action Plan to serve as a formal communication between researchers and local land managers.  These plans recommend actions for the protection of the rare plant species in our program. To learn more about these species and their on-going management, click on the pencil icons for each species below.

 

Species  CAP              CPC              RANGE
 Agave eggersiana   -   VI
 Aletris bracteata


  

  - FL, BH
 Amorpha herbacea var. crenulata     FL
 Banara vanderbiltii  -     PR
 Brunfelsia densifolia   -   PR
 Buxus vahlii   -   PR

 Calyptranthes peduncularis

  -   PR

 Calyptranthes thomasiana

  -   PR, VI
 Calyptronoma rivalis   -   PR
 Chamaecrista keyensis
  - FL
 Chamaesyce deltoidea ssp. deltoidea  -     FL
 Chamaesyce deltoidea ssp. pinetorum
  - FL
 Cordia rupicola   -   PR, VI
 Cornutia obovata   -   PR
 Crescentia portoricensis   -   PR
 Cyperus pedunculatus
  - MULTI
 Digitaria pauciflora   FL
 Erythrina eggersii   -   PR, VI
 Forestiera segregata var. pinetorum  -     FL, GA, BM
 Galactia smallii   FL
 Gaussia attenuata   -   PR
 Goetzea elegans   -     PR
 Harrisa aboriginum
  - FL
 Harrisa fragrans
  FL
 Harrisa simpsonii

  - FL
 Ipomoea microdactyla
  - FL, CU,
BH, TC
 Jacquemontia reclinata
  FL
 Lantana canescens       - MULTI
 Linum carteri var. carteri      - FL
 Mitracarpus maxwelliae   -   PR
 Mitracarpus polycladus   -   PR, LA
 Okenia hypogaea     - FL, MX, NI
 Opuntia corallicola
  FL
 Opuntia triacantha  

MULTI

 Peperomia wheeleri   -   PR

 Pilosocereus robinii
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  FL
 Polygala cowellii   -   PR
 Polygala smallii
  - FL
 Pseudophoenix sargentii ssp. sargentii           
  - MULTI
 Rhipsalis baccifera
  - MULTI
 Sabal causiarum   -   PR
 Sabal miamiensis   -   FL
 Schizachyrium sericatum
  - FL
 Solanum drymophilum   -   PR
 Stahlia monosperma   -   PR, HS
 Tectaria fimbriata
  - MULTI
 Tephrosia angustissima var. corallicola
  - FL
 Tephrosia angustissima var. curtissii
  - FL
 Tripsacum floridanum   -   FL
 Zanthoxylum coriaceum
  - MULTI
 Zanthoxylum flavum
  - MULTI
 Zanthoxylum thomasianum   - PR, VI

Distribution Codes
BH = Bahamas
BM = Bermuda
CU = Cuba
FL = Florida
GA = Georgia
HS = Hispaniola
LA = Lesser Antilles
MX = Mexico
NI = Nicaragua
PR =Puerto Rico
TC = Turks and Caicos
VI = Virgin Islands (US or British) 
MULTI = More than four countries


Funding Sources
Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Institute of Museum and Library Science
Miami-Dade County
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service