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Eugenia woodburyana

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Myrtaceae
Scientific name  Eugenia woodburyana
Rank  Species
Order  Myrtales
Genus  Eugenia
Higher classification  Eugenia
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Similar  Mitracarpus polycladus, Mitracarpus maxwelliae, Eugenia haematocarpa, Eugenia, Aristida chaseae

Eugenia woodburyana (Woodbury's stopper) is a species of plant in the Myrtaceae family. It is endemic to Puerto Rico. It is a federally listed endangered species of the United States. It is threatened by habitat loss.

This is an evergreen tree which grows up to 6 meters in height. It has hairy oval leaves up to 2 centimeters long by 1.5 wide which are oppositely arranged. The inflorescence is a cluster of up to 5 white flowers borne in the leaf axils. The fruit is an eight-winged red berry up to 2 centimeters long.

The tree grows in the Sierra Bermeja and the Guánica State Forest of Puerto Rico, and there is reportedly one individual in the Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge. In 1998 there were 45 trees of this species remaining.

It is named for the botanist Roy Orlo Woodbury, an expert on Puerto Rican flora.

References

Eugenia woodburyana Wikipedia


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