CPC Plant Profile: Tropical Lily-thorn
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Tropical Lily-thorn (Catesbaea melanocarpa)

  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Rubiaceae
  • State: PR, VI
  • Nature Serve ID: 129921
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

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Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Catesbaea melanocarpa is known from only two populations with a total of about 25 individuals. Both of the locations are threatened by resort development plans and by hurricanes.

  • 01/01/2010

development low numbers fire close to oil refinery was proposed for golf course

  • 01/01/2010

4 individuals in 1 population 6 individuals in 1 population

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Taxon Catesbaea melanocarpa
Authority Krug & Urban
Family Rubiaceae
CPC Number 9879
ITIS 34956
Common Names Tropical Lily-thorn
Associated Scientific Names Catesbaea melanocarpa
State Rank
State State Rank
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

dry, stoney thickets

Ecological Relationships

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

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