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Phytolacca icosandra
Bella sombra / Southern pokeweed


Phytolacca icosandra
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, vol. 53: t. 2633 (1826) [J. Curtis]

Família/Family: Phytolaccaceae

Grupo/Group: Dicotiledónea/Dicotyledon.

Forma de vida/Life form: Hierba/Herb

Duración de vida/Lifespan: Perenne/Perennial.

Sustrato/Substrate: Terrestre/Terrestrial.

Distribución nativa/Native range: Indias Occidentales (Antillas Menores, Antillas Mayores, Bahamas), México, Centroamérica y Sudamérica; introducida en el Viejo Mundo. / The West Indies (Lesser Antilles, Greater Antilles, Bahamas), Mexico, Central America and South America; introduced in the Old World.

Mapa de ubicaciones / Map of locations


ESTATUS EN LA ISLA DE PUERTO RICO/STATUS ON THE ISLAND OF PUERTO RICO
Presencia/Occurence: Presente/Present.

Origen/Origin: Presumiblemente nativa/Presumed native.

Historia y distribución/History and distribution: A rare herb in northern Puerto Rico at low elevations. Major geographic regions following Axelrod (2011): Northern Coastal Lowlands (Vega Alta to Laguna Tortuguero). Botanically unique areas following Axelrod (2011): Laguna Tortuguero. Acevedo-Rodríguez & Strong (2012) cited this as presumed native to Puerto Rico. Although at the eastern end of its native range in the West Indies, this was reported as collected by Plée by Moquin (Britton & Wilson 1924 [V(2):293]) and was rediscovered by Roy Woodbury at Laguna Tortuguero (Liogier & Martorell 1982).

CONSERVACIÓN/CONSERVATION
Puerto Rico, estatus legal DRNA/DNER legal status: No enlistado/Not listed.

Puerto Rico, lista de rastreo del DRNA 2007/DNER tracking list 2007: No enlistado/Not listed.

Estatus preliminar del IRC para la isla de Puerto Rico (método del NatureServe 2012)/Preliminary IRC status for the island of Puerto Rico (NatureServe 2012 method): En peligro crítico/Critically imperiled.

Estatus preliminar del IRC para la isla de Puerto Rico (método regional de la Lista Roja de la UICN)/Preliminary IRC status for the island of Puerto Rico (IUCN Red List method): En peligro crítico/Critically endangered.

Notas de Conservación/Conservation Notes: Recomendada para revisión como de interés para la conservación en Puerto Rico. / Recommended for review as a conservation concern in Puerto Rico.

TAXONOMÍA/TAXONOMY
Nombre científico con autores/Scientific name with authors: Phytolacca icosandra L.



Elevaciones/Elevations:
Elevaciones Bajas: < 500 m / Low Elevations: < 500 m


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Phytolacca icosandra
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, vol. 53: t. 2633 (1826) [J. Curtis]
Phytolacca icosandra
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, vol. 83 [ser. 3, vol. 13]: t. 4967 (1857) [W.H. Fitch]