CPC Plant Profile: Black Nicker
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Black Nicker (Caesalpinia monensis)

  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • State: PR
  • Nature Serve ID: 150466
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

arborescent shrub

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Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

The only endemic of tree species of Mona Island, located just west of Puerto Rico.

  • 01/01/2010


  • 01/01/2010

extant individuals/sites; uncommon, needs more survey Puerto Rico, Mona Island; numbers uncertain

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Taxon Caesalpinia monensis
Authority Britton
Family Fabaceae
CPC Number 652
ITIS 184650
Common Names Black Nicker | Mato Negro | negro mato
Associated Scientific Names Caesalpinia monensis
State Rank
State State Rank
Puerto Rico

dry interior woodlands over limestone

Ecological Relationships

Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

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