Endangered Plants of Central America
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Common Name Range ***
Abarema spp. (3) Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Sri Lanka
Acacia spp. (7) Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Hawaii, India, Jamaica, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Yemen
Acidocroton spp. (1) Colombia, Jamaica
Adiantum spp. (1) China, Puerto Rico
Aegiphila spp. (4) Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
Agonandra spp. (2) Costa Rica, Honduras
Aiouea spp. (1) Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica
Albizia spp. (2) Angola, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Dominican Republic, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Jamaica, Mauritius, Mexico, New Caledonia, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Togo, Uganda, Venezuela
Alfaroa spp. (1) Honduras, Mexico
Alfilerillo Virgin Islands (British and US)
Allophylus spp. (2) Cameroon, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Ecuador, Indian Ocean (Seychelles), Jamaica, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
Alvaradoa jamaicensis Jamaica
American Mahogany Central and South America
Amphitecna spp. (4) Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
Annona spp. (4) Cuba, Ecuador, Jamaica, Panama, Peru, Venezuela
Banara spp. (2) Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Puerto Rico
Bauhinia spp. (1) Brazil, Ecuador, Honduras, Kenya, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania
Beautiful Goetzea Puerto Rico
Beautiful Leaf (1) Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka
Big Leaf Mahogany Central America
Bitterwood Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Blakea spp. (1) Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Panama
Borhidi's Guano Palm Cuba
Bourreria velutina Jamaica
Browneopsis spp. (1) Ecuador, Panama
Brunellia spp. (2) Colombia, Ecuador, Panama
Brunfelsia spp. (4) Jamaica, Puerto Rico
Bully Tree (14) Belize, Cape Verde, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Yemen
Bunchosia spp. (2) Cuba, Ecuador, Jamaica
Bursera spp. (2) Ecuador (Galapagos Islands), Jamaica, Vietnam
Buxus spp. (2) Jamaica, Kenya, Malawi, Puerto Rico, Tanzania
Calliandra spp. (3) Ecuador, Jamaica, Peru
Calypogeia rhynchophylla Costa Rica
Cameraria microphylla Cuba
Cana Gorda Girdlepod Puerto Rico, Saba
Candle Tree (3) Colombia, Panama
Capa rosa Puerto Rico
Caper Shrub (2) Ecuador, Hawaii, India, Mexico, Panama, Peru
Casearia spp. (3) Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Caledonia, Panama, Sao Tome and Principe, Tanzania
Cassipourea spp. (3) Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Gabon, Indian Ocean (Seychelles), Jamaica, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia
Catalpa brevipes Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti
Cecropia spp. (1) Ecuador, Panama, Peru
Ceratozamia spp. (3) Belize, Guatemala, Mexico
Chase's Threeawn Puerto Rico
Chrysophyllum spp. (2) Brazil, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Ghana, Peru, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Chupacallos Puerto Rico
Cigar-box Wood Central America
Cinnamodendron spp. (2) Cuba, Jamaica
Cinnamomum spp. (1) China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Peru, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Vietnam
Citharexylum spp. (1) Cuba, Ecuador, Peru
Clerodendrum spp. (2) Cameroon, Cuba, Gabon, Yemen
Clusia spp. (7) Ecuador, Jamaica, Panama, Peru
Cobana Negra Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Coccoloba spp. (7) Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico
Commoner Lignum Vitae Central and South America, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands (British and US)
Comocladia spp. (2) Jamaica
Connarus spp. (2) Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Malaysia
Copaifera spp. (1) Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Panama, Sierra Leone, Suriname
Coralberry (15) Cameroon, Costa Rica, Ecuador, India, Jamaica, Panama, Peru, Philippines
Cordia spp. (13) Africa, Central America, South America
Cornus spp. (1) China, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama
Couratari spp. (2) Brazil, Costa Rica, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela
Crownbeard (1) Brazil, Ecuador, Jamaica
Cuban Mangosteen Cuba
Cyathea spp. (1) Ecuador, Puerto Rico
Cymbopetalum spp. (2) Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama
Cynometra spp. (1) Cuba, Fiji, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Philippines, Tanzania
Daphnopsis spp. (2) Cuba, Ecuador, Peru, Puerto Rico
Dendropanax spp. (10) China, Costa Rica, Honduras, Jamaica, Malaysia, Panama, Peru
Dichapetalum spp. (1) Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Sao Tome and Principe
Ekmanianthe longiflora Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti
Epidendrum spp. (2) Cocos Island
Erythrina spp. (2) Cuba, Ecuador, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Tanzania, Virgin Islands
Erythroxylum spp. (3) Cuba, Ecuador, Indian Ocean (Seychelles), Jamaica, Malaysia, Peru, Sri Lanka, Yemen
Eschweilera spp. (2) Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela
Eugenia spp. (30) Brazil, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea (Bioko), Hawaii, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Laos, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Peru, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka
Fig Tree (1) Bolivia, Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, Guyana, India, Indian Ocean (Reunion), Indian Ocean (Seychelles), Kenya, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania
Fraxinus spp. (1) Afghanistan, Honduras
Freziera spp. (3) Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guadeloupe, Martinique - West Indies, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, West Indies (Dominica)
Fringe Tree (3) Brazil, Florida, India, Jamaica, Malaysia, Peru, Venezuela, Zambia
Garcinia spp. (1) Benin, Cameroon, China, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Gabon, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Liberia, Malaysia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Vietnam
Gordonia spp. (2) Cuba, Jamaica, Malaysia, Singapore
Guatemalan Fir El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
Guayacan Blanco Cuba
Guettarda spp. (2) Jamaica, New Caledonia, Peru
Hampea spp. (3) Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama
Henriettea spp. (4) Cuba, Puerto Rico
Hernandia spp. (2) Cuba, Ecuador, French Polynesia, Indian Ocean (Reunion), Jamaica, Mauritius, Pitcairn
Higuero de sierra Puerto Rico
Hildegardia spp. (1) Cuba, India, Somalia
Holly (12) Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Venezuela
Holywood Lignum Vitae Central and South America, Puerto Rico
Honduras Mahogany Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
Hyperbaena spp. (1) Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama
Inga spp. (21) Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Martinique - West Indies, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela, West Indies (Dominica)
Iryanthera spp. (1) Brazil, Panama
Jatropha spp. (1) Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico
Juniper (6) Bahamas, Bermuda - North Atlantic Ocean, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Portugal, Spain (Canary Islands), West Indies (St. Lucia)
Lacunaria panamensis Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama
Laetia micrantha Panama
Lancepod (11) Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
Lasiocroton spp. (3) Jamaica
Lennea viridiflora Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama
Leucaena spp. (2) Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
Licania spp. (2) Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru
Licaria spp. (1) Cuba, Mexico
Lidflower (17) British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Peru, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Llume Palm Puerto Rico
Logwood (2) Colombia, Hawaii, India, Jamaica, New Caledonia, Philippines, Puerto Rico
Luquillo Mountain Babyboot Orchid Puerto Rico
Lyonia spp. (3) Cuba, Puerto Rico
Machaerium spp. (3) Brazil, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru
Magnolia (4) Belize, Bolivia, China, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico, Myanmar, Panama, Taiwan
Maiden Fern (3) Ecuador, Puerto Rico
Malouetia isthmica Panama
Mammea spp. (1) Indonesia, Malaysia, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania
Manilkara Tree (6) Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Venezuela
Maxwell's Girdlepod Puerto Rico
Maytenus spp. (6) Ecuador, Ethiopia, Honduras, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Thailand, Virgin Islands (British and US), Yemen
Meliosma spp. (1) Ecuador, Panama, Peru
Meriania spp. (2) Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama
Metastelma spp. (1) British Virgin Islands, Ecuador
Mexican Pistachio Guatemala
Miconia spp. (5) Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Jamaica, Panama, Peru
Milkwood (4) Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cuba, Indian Ocean (Mauritius - Reunion Island), Indonesia, Jamaica, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Puerto Rico
Mitranthes spp. (3) Jamaica
Monte Guilarte Hollyfern Puerto Rico
Mouriri spp. (2) Ecuador, Panama
Myrcia spp. (3) Brazil, Ecuador, Jamaica, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico
Nectandra spp. (11) Antigua, Barbuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, West Indies
Ocotea spp. (5) Africa, Central America, Mexico, South America
Oreopanax spp. (6) Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Peru
Ormosia spp. (1) Jamaica, Malaysia
Ouratea spp. (3) Colombia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Panama, Sao Tome and Principe, Tanzania
Palicourea spp. (1) Ecuador, Jamaica, Peru
Palo de nigua Puerto Rico
Palo de rosa Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico
Parathesis spp. (4) Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama
Pelos del diablo Puerto Rico
Persea spp. (3) Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Suriname
Phycolepidozia exigua West Indies (Dominica)
Pilosocereus spp. (1) Brazil, Cuba
Pimenta spp. (10) Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica
Pisonia spp. (2) Cuba, El Salvador, French Polynesia, Guatemala, Hawaii, Indian Ocean (Seychelles)
Pithecellobium spp. (4) Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Paraguay
Platymiscium spp. (2) Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru
Podocarpus spp. (6) Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Oceanic, South America
Psychotria spp. (11) Cameroon, Cuba, Ecuador, French Polynesia, Hawaii, India, Jamaica, Kenya, New Caledonia, Nigeria, Peru, Sao Tome and Principe, Sri Lanka, Tanzania
Puerto Rico Helmet Orchid Puerto Rico
Quararibea spp. (11) Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, Peru
Radiator Plant (1) Cameroon, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Puerto Rico
Rinorea spp. (1) Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Mexico, Panama, Sao Tome and Principe, Venezuela
Rondeletia spp. (13) Jamaica, Mexico, Peru
Rosewood (2) Belize, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam
Roystonea spp. (3) Cuba, Honduras
Sloanea spp. (1) Honduras, New Caledonia, Suriname
Solanum spp. (2) Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Hawaii, Panama, Puerto Rico
Sophora spp. (1) Chile, French Polynesia, India, Jamaica
Styrax spp. (1) Malaysia, Peru, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Suriname, Texas, Vietnam
Swartzia spp. (1) Angola, Cameroon, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Nigeria, Panama, Republic of Congo, Suriname
Symplocos spp. (3) China, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Sri Lanka, Taiwan
Tectaria estremerana Puerto Rico
Ternstroemia spp. (8) Cameroon, Ecuador, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Malawi, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Tanzania
Trichilia spp. (7) Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Tanzania, Venezuela
Tropical Lilythorn Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Turtlefat Puerto Rico
Umbrella Tree (5) Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Indonesia, Oceanic, South America
Vernonia spp. (1) Cameroon, Ecuador, Indonesia, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Yemen
Vitex spp. (4) Belize, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Panama, Philippines, Tanzania, Vietnam
West Indian Walnut Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico
Zamia spp. (25) Central America, North America, South America
Zanthoxylum spp. (10) Africa, Central America, Hawaii, South America

**What plants are listed here?:

The Central America section of this site lists the folllowing plants appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Plants that dwell in or migrate to any region found in Central America and any nearby islands between North and South America.
  • Plants of the Caribbean Islands or Caribbean Sea.
  • Plants that dwell in or migrate to the West Indies (Jamaica, Bahamas, Trinidad, etc.).

Disclaimer:
This list combines species from several endangered species lists. Using the total count of species found on this site as an official count of endangered species of the world is not recommended. For more information on what creatures are listed on this site, please visit our About EEC page.


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