Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Vines and climbing plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Abstract

A translation of the book Bejucos y plantas trepadoras de Puerto Rico e Islas VĂ­rgenes, this book constitutes an illustrated field guide to the native, naturalized or commonly cultivated vines and lianas of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. It includes nomenclatural and taxonomic revisions, discussions on the distribution and conservation status, as well as full descriptions and illustrations for the species. A total of 386 species distributed in 64 families and 187 genera are treated. Of these, 274 are native, 34 are endemic, 64 have been naturalized and approximately 49 are commonly cultivated in gardens. A new combination of Aristolochia oblongata subsp. calciformis is made.