Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Additions and corrections to 'Flora of the Cayman Islands'.

Abstract

Resumption by the author in 1991 of field work in the Cayman Islands, together with new information from other sources, has so far resulted in 71 new species records in 40 families. Four of these families (Schizaeaceae, Araliaceae, Oxalidaceae and Rafflesiaceae) are also new records. Encyclia kingsii and Caesalpinia bonduc var. caymanensis are new combinations, Chionanthus caymanensis var. longipetala is a new variety, Banara caymanensis is a new species, and Scolosanthus aff. bahamensis is a probable new species still under study. Another new species in Pisonia is indicated but not named or described. One species, Hemidiodia ocymifolia has been deleted from the flora. The total non-cultivated Cayman flora now stands at 674 species, representing a statistical increase of slightly more than 12%.