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Plants
Common Name Range ***
Abarema spp. (3)Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Honduras
Acacia spp. (7)British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Jamaica
Acidocroton spp.Jamaica
Adelobotrys panamensisPanama
Adiantum spp.Puerto Rico
Aegiphila spp. (4)Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Agonandra spp. (2)Costa Rica, Honduras
Aiouea spp.Costa Rica
Albizia spp. (2)Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica
Alfaroa spp.Honduras
Allenanthus hondurensisHonduras, Mexico
Allophylus spp. (2)Cuba, Jamaica
Alvaradoa jamaicensisJamaica
Amarillo GuayaquilColombia, Panama
American MahoganyCentral and South America, Florida
Amphitecna spp. (4)Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
Amyris polymorphaCuba
Anaxagorea phaeocarpaCosta Rica, Honduras
Annona spp. (4)Cuba, Jamaica, Panama
Anthodiscus spp.Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama
Antirhea spp. (4)Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico
Aspidosperma spp. (2)Colombia, Panama
Ateleia spp. (2)Cuba
Atkinsia cubensisCuba
Auerodendron jamaicenseJamaica
Bactris spp. (3)Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Panama, Peru
Banara spp. (2)Cuba, Puerto Rico
Barrel PalmCuba
Bauhinia spp.Honduras
Beautiful GoetzeaPuerto Rico
Beautiful LeafPanama
Belairia parvifoliaCuba
BeruquilloPuerto Rico
Big Leaf MahoganyCentral America, North America, South America
BitterwoodCuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela
Blakea spp.Honduras, Panama
Blepharidium guatemalenseGuatemala, Honduras
Bombacopsis quinataColombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Venezuela
Borhidi's Guano PalmCuba
Bourreria velutinaJamaica
Browneopsis spp.Colombia, Panama, Peru
Brunellia spp. (2)Colombia, Panama
Brunfelsia spp. (4)Jamaica, Puerto Rico
Brymela tutezonaPanama
Bucida ophiticolaCuba
Bully Tree (14)Belize, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico
Bunchosia spp. (2)Cuba, Jamaica
Bursera spp. (2)Jamaica
Buxus spp. (2)Jamaica, Puerto Rico
Calliandra spp. (3)Jamaica
Calycolpus excisusCuba
Calypogeia rhynchophyllaCosta Rica
Cameraria microphyllaCuba
Cana Gorda GirdlepodPuerto Rico, Saba
Candle Tree (3)Panama
Capa rosaPuerto Rico
Caper Shrub (2)Panama
Carica spp.Jamaica
CarossierHaiti
Carpodiptera spp. (2)Cuba
Casearia spp. (3)Cuba, Honduras, Panama
Cassipourea spp. (3)Jamaica
Catalpa brevipesCuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti
Cecropia spp.Colombia, Panama
Cedro MisioneroCentral America, South America
Ceiba roseaColombia, Costa Rica, Panama
Central American WalnutGuatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
Ceratozamia spp. (3)Belize, Guatemala, Mexico
Chamaecrista bucheraeCuba
Chase's ThreeawnPuerto Rico
Chodanthus montecillensisHonduras
Chrysophyllum spp. (2)Cuba, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
ChupacallosPuerto Rico
Cigar-box WoodCentral America, North America, South America
Cinnamodendron spp. (2)Cuba, Jamaica
Cinnamomum spp.Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti
Citharexylum spp.Cuba
Clerodendrum spp. (2)Cuba
Clethra spp.Panama
Cleyera spp. (2)Dominican Republic, Haiti
Clusia spp. (7)Colombia, Jamaica, Panama
Cobana NegraDominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Coccoloba spp. (7)Cuba, Honduras, Jamaica, Puerto Rico
Coccothrinax pauciramosaCuba
Colubrina hondurensisHonduras
Colubrina obscuraJamaica
Commoner Lignum VitaeCentral and South America, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Virgin Islands (British and US)
Comocladia spp. (2)Jamaica
Connarus spp. (2)Guatemala, Honduras
Conostegia spp. (3)Jamaica, Panama
Copaifera spp.Panama
Copernicia spp. (3)Cuba, Haiti
Coralberry (15)Costa Rica, Jamaica, Panama
Cordia spp. (13)Central America, North America, South America
Cornus spp.Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama
Couepia spp.Panama
Couratari spp. (2)Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela
CrownbeardJamaica
Cryosophila spp. (4)Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama
Cuban MangosteenCuba
CucarronPanama
Cyathea spp.Puerto Rico
Cymbopetalum spp. (2)Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama
Cynometra spp.Cuba
Dactylolejeunea acanthifoliaWest Indies (Dominica)
Daphnopsis spp. (2)Cuba, Puerto Rico
Decatropis paucijugaGuatemala, Honduras
Decazyx spp. (2)Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
Dendropanax spp. (10)Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama
Desmopsis dolichopetalaHonduras
Dichapetalum spp.Costa Rica, Nicaragua
Doerpfeldia cubensisCuba
Drepanolejeunea spp.Cuba
Ekmanianthe longifloraCuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti
Epidendrum spp. (2)Cocos Island
Erithalis quadrangularisJamaica
Erythrina spp. (2)Cuba, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Erythroxylum spp. (3)Cuba, Jamaica
Eschweilera spp. (2)Panama
Euchorium cubenseCuba
Eugenia spp. (30)Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico
Exostema spp. (2)Jamaica
Fig TreeCuba
Forestiera hondurensisHonduras
Fraxinus spp.Honduras
Freziera spp. (3)Costa Rica, Guadeloupe, Martinique - West Indies, Panama, West Indies (Dominica)
Fringe Tree (3)Jamaica
Fulfordianthus evansiiBelize, Costa Rica
Garcinia spp.Jamaica
Gaussia spirituanaCuba
Gavilan BlancoCosta Rica, Mexico, Panama
Gentlea molinaeHonduras
Gloeospermum borealeHonduras
Gordonia spp. (2)Cuba, Jamaica
Grimmeodendron jamaicenseJamaica
Guarea spp. (4)Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama
Guatemalan FirEl Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
Guatteria spp. (2)Panama
Guayacan BlancoCuba
Guettarda spp. (2)Jamaica
Gustavia spp. (3)Colombia, Panama
Gyminda orbicularisCuba
Gymnanthes glandulosaCuba, Jamaica
Hamelia papillosaJamaica
Hampea spp. (3)El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama
Harpalyce maisianaCuba
Hedyosmum spp. (3)Guatemala, Mexico, Panama
Helietta glaucescensCuba
Henriettea spp. (4)Cuba, Puerto Rico
Hernandia spp. (2)Cuba, Jamaica
Hieronima spp.Cuba
Higuero de sierraPuerto Rico
Hildegardia spp.Cuba
Holly (12)Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico
Holywood Lignum VitaeCentral and South America, Florida, Mexico, Puerto Rico
Honduras MahoganyBelize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Huertea cubensisCuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti
Hyeronima jamaicensisJamaica
Hymenaea torreiCuba
Hyperbaena spp.Costa Rica, Panama
Inga spp. (21)Colombia, Costa Rica, Martinique - West Indies, Panama, West Indies (Dominica)
Iryanthera spp.Panama
Jacaranda spp. (2)Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Panama
Jamaican BroomPuerto Rico
Jatropha spp.Costa Rica
Juglans insularisCuba
Jumagua PalmCuba
Juniper (6)Bahamas, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, West Indies (St. Lucia)
Koanophyllon panamensisPanama
Krokia pilotoanaCuba
Lacunaria panamensisCosta Rica, Honduras, Panama
Laetia micranthaPanama
Lancepod (11)Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Lasiocroton spp. (3)Jamaica
Leafflower (4)Jamaica, Panama
Lennea viridifloraCosta Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Leucaena spp. (2)Guatemala, Honduras
Licania spp. (2)Panama
Licaria spp.Cuba
Lidflower (17)British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Llume PalmPuerto Rico
Logwood (2)Jamaica, Puerto Rico
Lunania spp. (5)Cuba, Jamaica
Luquillo Mountain Babyboot OrchidPuerto Rico
Luteolejeunea herzogiiColombia, Panama, Peru
Lyonia spp. (3)Cuba, Puerto Rico
Machaerium spp. (3)Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
Machaonia woodburyanaVirgin Islands (British and US)
Macrocarpaea spp.Jamaica
Macrolobium spp.Colombia, Panama
Magnolia (4)Belize, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama
Maiden Fern (3)Puerto Rico
Malouetia isthmicaColombia, Panama
Malpighia spp. (4)Jamaica
Mammea spp.Panama
Manilkara Tree (6)Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico
Mappia racemosaCuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico
Matisia spp.Panama
Maxwell's GirdlepodPuerto Rico
Maya PalmBelize, Guatemala, Mexico
Maytenus spp. (6)Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands (British and US)
Megalopanax rexCuba
Meliosma spp.Panama
Meriania spp. (2)Costa Rica, Panama
Metastelma spp.British Virgin Islands
Mexican PistachioGuatemala, Mexico
Miconia spp. (5)Cuba, Jamaica, Panama
Microcycas calocomaCuba
Micropholis spp.Cuba
Milkwood (4)Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico
Mitranthes spp. (3)Jamaica
Molinadendron hondurenseHonduras
Mollinedia spp. (2)Honduras, Nicaragua
Monte Guilarte HollyfernPuerto Rico
Mountain PimentoBelize
Mouriri spp. (2)Colombia, Panama
Mozartia spp. (3)Cuba
Myrcia spp. (3)Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico
Myrtus claraensisCuba
Nectandra spp. (11)Antigua, Barbuda, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, West Indies
Neea spp. (4)Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama
Nowellia wrightiiCuba
Ocotea spp. (5)Central America
Oreopanax spp. (6)Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama
Ormosia spp.Jamaica
Ouratea spp. (3)Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama
Palicourea spp.Jamaica
Palo de niguaPuerto Rico
Palo de rosaDominican Republic, Puerto Rico
Parathesis spp. (4)El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama
Pelos del diabloPuerto Rico
Perrottetia excelsaPanama
Persea spp. (3)Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Phialanthus spp. (2)Jamaica
Phycolepidozia exiguaWest Indies (Dominica)
Pilosocereus spp.Cuba, Florida
Pimenta spp. (10)Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica
Pinus tecunumaniiBelize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Pisonia spp. (2)Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala
Pithecellobium spp. (4)Belize, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras
Platymiscium spp. (2)Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua
Pleurothyrium spp. (2)Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama
Plinia rupestrisCuba
Podocarpus spp. (6)Central America, North America
Portlandia spp. (2)Jamaica
Pourouma spp.Colombia, Panama, Peru
Pouteria Tree (25)Central America, North America, South America
Povedadaphne quadriporataCosta Rica
Protium spp. (3)Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama
Pseudophoenix spp. (2)Dominican Republic, Haiti
Pseudosamanea cubanaCuba
Psidium spp. (2)Cuba, Puerto Rico
Psychotria spp. (11)Cuba, Jamaica
Pterandra isthmicaPanama
Puerto Rico Helmet OrchidPuerto Rico
Quararibea spp. (11)Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, Venezuela
Quercus spp. (8)Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Quiina spp. (2)Belize, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama
Radiator PlantPuerto Rico
Rapanea spp.Panama
Ravenia swartzianaJamaica
Reynosia jamaicensisJamaica
Rhamnidium dictyophyllumJamaica
Rinorea spp.Panama
Rochefortia acranthaJamaica
Rondeletia spp. (13)Jamaica
Rosewood (2)Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Roystonea spp. (3)Cuba, Honduras, Mexico
Samyda spp. (2)Jamaica
Sarcomphalus havanensisCuba
Saurauia spp. (3)Guatemala, Mexico, Panama
Schoepfia spp. (2)Jamaica, Puerto Rico
Scolosanthus howardiiJamaica
Sebastiania spp. (5)Jamaica
Sebucan (2)British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico
Senna spp. (2)Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Panama
Sloanea spp.Honduras
Solanum spp. (2)Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico
Sophora spp.Jamaica
Souari Tree (2)Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Venezuela
Spachea correaeCosta Rica, Panama
Spathelia coccineaJamaica
Spirotecoma spp. (2)Cuba
Stemmadenia pauliCosta Rica
Stenanona panamensisCosta Rica, Panama
Strempeliopsis arboreaJamaica
Styrax spp.Puerto Rico
Swartzia spp.Panama
Symplocos spp. (3)El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica
Synapsis ilicifoliaCuba
Tabebuia spp. (12)Colombia, Cuba, Panama
Tapura spp.Cuba
Tectaria estremeranaPuerto Rico
Terminalia spp. (4)Central America
Ternstroemia spp. (8)Honduras, Jamaica, Puerto Rico
Terua vallicolaHonduras
Tessmannianthus spp. (2)Panama
Tetragastris tomentosaCosta Rica, Nicaragua, Panama
Tetrasiphon jamaicensisJamaica
Tetrazygia spp. (2)Cuba, Jamaica
Tetrorchidium spp. (2)Guatemala, Honduras, Panama
Ticodendron incognitumHonduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Tocoyena pittieriColombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama
TonguefernPuerto Rico
Tontelea hondurensisGuatemala, Honduras, Panama
Trichilia spp. (7)Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Puerto Rico
Tropical LilythornPuerto Rico, Virgin Islands
TurtlefatPuerto Rico
Umbrella Tree (5)Central America, North America
Vaccinium spp.Cuba
Vantanea spp.Panama
Vernonia spp.Puerto Rico
Viburnum spp. (4)Honduras, Jamaica
Victorinia reginaCuba
Virola spp. (2)Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela
Vismia spp.Panama
Vitex spp. (4)Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Vochysia auriferaHonduras
Wallenia spp. (5)Jamaica
Weinmannia spp.Jamaica
Wercklea spp. (3)Jamaica, Panama
West Indian WalnutCuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico
White Rock PalmGuatemala, Mexico
Ximenia roigiiCuba
Xolocotzia asperifoliaHonduras, Mexico
Xylopia spp. (2)Cuba, Panama
Zamia spp. (25)Central America, North America, South America
Zanthoxylum spp. (10)Central America, North America, Oceanic, South America
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***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.).
In some cases, the creatures listed in this section may also be found on other continents or in other areas, which is why you may see additional areas noted in the range column.

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 Us page.



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