Psidium longipes - (Berg) McVaugh
West Indies Guava
Other English Common Names: Mangroveberry
Other Common Names: mangroveberry
Synonym(s): Mosiera longipes (O. Berg) Small ;Myrtus verrucosa Berg
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Psidium longipes (Berg) McVaugh (TSN 27243)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.137130
Element Code: PDMRT0E040
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Myrtle Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Myrtales Myrtaceae Psidium
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Concept Reference: Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.
Concept Reference Code: B94KAR01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Psidium longipes
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G4
Global Status Last Reviewed: 29Nov2000
Global Status Last Changed: 30Apr2001
Rounded Global Status: G4 - Apparently Secure
Reasons: RARE AND THREATENED IN FLORIDA, BUT MORE ABUNDANT AND NUMEROUS IN BAHAMAS. ALSO OCCURS IN PUERTO RICO, LESSER ANTILLES, HISPANIOLA, AND VIRGIN ISLANDS. MAY ALSO OCCUR IN JAMAICA.
Nation: United States
National Status: N2

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
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United States Florida (S2)

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Range Extent Comments: FLORIDA (WHERE RARE AND THREATENED), BAHAMAS, HISPANIOLA, PUERTO RICO, VIRGIN ISLANDS, AND LESSER ANTILLES (Liogier and Martorell 2000).

Number of Occurrences: 81 to >300
Number of Occurrences Comments: ALMOST UBIQUITOUS IN APPROPRIATE HABITATS IN THE BAHAMAS (B82COR01FLUS).

Overall Threat Impact Comments: HABITAT IS SEVERELY REDUCED AND THREATENED IN FLORIDA; ASSUME THAT COASTAL HABITATS IN THE BAHAMAS ARE UNDER DEVELOPMENT PRESSURE.

Short-term Trend: Decline of 10-30%
Short-term Trend Comments: DECLINING IN FLORIDA; ASSUME THAT COASTAL DEVELOPMENT IN BAHAMAS IS THREATENING.

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Distribution
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Global Range: FLORIDA (WHERE RARE AND THREATENED), BAHAMAS, HISPANIOLA, PUERTO RICO, VIRGIN ISLANDS, AND LESSER ANTILLES (Liogier and Martorell 2000).

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United States FL

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
FL Miami-Dade (12086), Monroe (12087)
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U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
03 Florida Bay-Florida Keys (03090203)+, Florida Southeast Coast (03090206)+
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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Basic Description: EVERGREEN SHRUB OR SMALL TREE 1 - 12 FEET TALL, WITH THIN FLAKING BARK AND TWISTED TRUNK. LEAVES OPPOSITE, SIMPLE, ENTIRE, OVAL TO NEARLY ROUND, ABOUT 1 INCH LONG, WITH REDDISH, TRANSLUCENT VEINS AND GLAND DOTS VISIBLE FROM BELOW; OFTEN ON SHORT SHOOTS. FLOWERS 0.5 INCH ACROSS, WITH 4 WHITE TO PINK PETALS AND NUMEROUS STAMENS, SOLITARY ON 1 INCH LONG STALKS. FRUIT A ROUND BERRY, RED TURNING TO BLACK, ON LONG STALKS.
Habitat Comments: PINE ROCKLANDS IN FLORIDA; COPPICES, COASTAL THICKETS, ROCKY PLAINS, SCRUBLANDS, AND PINELANDS IN THE BAHAMAS (B82COR01FLUS).
Economic Attributes
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Economically Important Genus: Y
Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Viability
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 14Jul2000
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: CHAFIN, L.G.

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References
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  • Correll, D.S., and H.B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama Archipelago (including the Turks and Caicos Islands). J. Cramer, Vaduz. 1692 pp.

  • Kartesz, J.T. 1992. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the U.S., Canada, and Greenland. The biota of North America. Corrected page proof.

  • Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.

  • Liogier, H.A., and L.F. Martorell. 2000. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: A systematic synopsis. 2nd edition, corrected and revised by H.A. Liogier. Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. 382 pp.

  • Little, E.L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees (native and naturalized). Agriculture Handbook No. 541. U.S. Forest Service, Washington, D.C. 375 pp.

  • Long, R.W. and O. Lakela. 1976. A flora of tropical Florida. Banyan Books. Miami, Florida, xvii + 962 pp.

  • Nelson, G. 1996. The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida: A Reference and Field Guide. Pineapple Press Inc, Sarasota.

  • Patterson, J. and G. Stevenson. 1977. Native Trees of the Bahamas.

  • Tomlinson, P. B. 1980. The biology of trees native to tropical Florida. Harvard University Printing Office, Allston, MA. 480 pp.

  • Wunderlin, R.P. and B.F. Hansen. 2011. Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida, 3rd edition. University Press of Florida, Tampa. 800 pp.

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