Reynosia vivesiana Trejo (Rhamnaceae) is a previously unrecognized species of woody shrub. It is known from a dry forest in southwestern Puerto Rico, where it has been recorded only in a small area in the Guánica Forest Reserve. The plant was treated for more than seven decades as R. guama Urban, a related species from the Virgin Islands. The new R. vivesiana is separated from R. guama and the other two species of Reynosia Grisebach from Puerto Rico by its glabrous twigs, petioles, and stipels, and by its smaller fruits (ca. 9 mm long), among other features. The segregation of R. vivesiana from R. guama heightens the importance of both species from a conservation standpoint. Based on IUCN Red List criteria, R. vivesiana can be defined as Critically Endangered (CR) and consequently needs legal protection.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 18 • No. 3