fish, sprat wood. 2. Tetrazygia eleagnoides
(Sw.) DC., Prodr. 3: 172. 1828. Distribution:
Common in moist and dry evergreen
forests. Susannaberg (A3809) trail to Genti
Bay (GTP29289). Also on St. Croix, St.
Thomas and Virgin Gorda Hispaniola and
Virgin Gorda Puerto Rico and the Lesser
Antilles. Common name: breakbill. 56.
_ (Guavaberry Family) Key to the species
1. Leaves sessile or nearly so, the base
usually clasping the stem. 2. Leaves > 3.5 cm
long, thick coriaceous, with strongly
often obtuse mericarps with beaks 11.5
mm long S. jamaicensis 3. Leaves and
disposed stipules inconspicuous, usually 1veined. 463 6. Flowers and fruits subsessile,
aggregated into dense axillary
glomerules (or in axillary pedunculate
after cultivation, perhaps becoming
naturalized. Coral Bay (A1950) Cruz Bay
Town (A4039). Also on St. Croix, St.
Thomas and Tortola native to the Old
World but widely cultivated and naturalizing
throughout tropical America. Common
name: horseradish tree.
Miami 119. 1913. Distribution: Common in
open disturbed and waste ground. In vic. of
Enighed (A3924) Coral Bay (A2578) Maho
Bay Quarter along Center Line Road
(A1852). Also on St. Croix and Virgin Gorda
(fide Britton & Wilson, 1924, p. 550) West
Common names: acajou, red cedar. 2.
MELIA L. 1. Melia azedarach L., Sp. Pl. 384.
1753. Distribution: A common roadside
shrub, naturalized on St. John. Carolina
(A4137) Great Cruz Bay (A2371). Also on
St. Croix, St. Thomas and Tortola cultivated
Pl. Util. Col. Fran. 156. 1886. Distribution: A
common species of moist secondary
forests. Bordeaux area (A2099)
Susannaberg (A847). Also on St. Croix, St.
Thomas, Tortola and Virgin Gorda Greater
Antilles, Lesser Antilles. 4. Ocotea patens
(Sw.) Nees, Hu
hairs. 3. Leaf glands 2, coneshaped, on
lower portion of leaf margins
sepals without glands stamens with free
filaments fruit capsular (cultivated)
Galphimia 3. Leaf glands 2, impressed
at base of blade between midrib and
margins sepals with a pair of elo
grishi grishi, gritchee, sensitive plant. 47.
PITHECELLOBIUM Mart., nom. cons. 1.
Pithecellobium unguiscati (L.) Benth.,
London J. Bot. 3:200. 1844. 449
Distribution: Common shrub of coastal
scrublands and open disturbed areas.
Great Cruz Bay (A2355) Enig
19 mm diam. leaves ovateelliptic L.
triandra 1. Licaria parvifolia (Lam.)
Kosterm., J. Sci. Res. (Jakarta) 1: 149. 1952.
Distribution: Occasional in moist forests.
Bordeaux Mountain (A4696). Also on St.
Croix, St. Thomas and Tortola probably in
Flowers > 4 cm long, very irregular, solitary
at leaf axils calyx corollalike, inflated,
constricted below the tube corolla wanting.
Aristolochiaceae 57. Flowers 5 mm long.
61. Leaves rounded, cuneate or obtuse
at base flowers in scorpioid cymes
MICONIA Ruz & Pavn, nom. cons. 1.
Miconia laevigata (L.) G. Don in Sweet, Hort.
Brit. 159. 1826. Distribution: Common in
moist disturbed areas. Road to
Bordeaux (A2594) Maho Bay Quarter along
Center Line Road (A2406). Also on St. Croix,
St. Thomas and Tor
stipules sericeous to hirsute syconia
yellowish green, not spotted, the
operculum surrounded by a rim F.
trigonata 1. Ficus citrifolia Miller, Gard.
Dict. ed. 8. 1768. Distribution: A common
tree of moist forests to coastal scrub.
Bordeaux Mountain (A1895
Plant not spiny stems cylindrical or nearly
so legume 2.53 cm wide A. vogeliana 2.
Stem and leaf rachis with prickles
stems obtusely 4angled, usually splitting
longitudinally into 4 segments when
old legume 1.52 cm wide . A. retusa 1.
Small to mediumsized
_ (Mistletoe Family) 1. DENDROPEMON
Rchb. 1. Dendropemon caribaeus Krug
& Urb., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 24:27. 1897.
Distribution: Common in moist and dry
forests. Maria Bluff (A599) Fish Bay
(A3907). Also on Anegada, St. Croix, St.
Thomas, Tortola and Virgin
Crescentia) 98. Corolla to 2 cm long fruit to
1.5 cm long 99. Corolla ca. 2 cm long,
yellow with purple blotches fruit a
yellowish, leathery drupe. Myoporaceae
99. Corolla 2 cm long, leathery . Cassine 2.
Flowers 4merous fruits 1 cm wide. 10.
undivided, with apical spines 24 mm long
Abutilon 8. Carpels 1seeded, blunt or spined
apically. 10. Flowers congested in fewflowered heads subtended by specialized
flora bracts styles and stigmas twice
as many (10) as mericarps (5) Malachra 10.
St. Thomas and Tortola the Greater Antilles,
Lesser Antilles and northern South America.
Common name: casha. 5. Acacia vogeliana
Steud., Nomencl. Bot. ed. 2, 1: 1840.
Distribution: Uncommon plant, known only
from a single locality. Coral Bay Quarter
but widely cultivated throughout the
tropics. Common names: tan tan, tanty, wild
tamarind. 46. MIMOSA L. Key to the species
1. Scandent shrub to 6 m long stems
glabrous, 4angled, striate leaves with
spiny rachis, the pinnae 4 or 5 pairs corolla
and the Greater and Lesser Antilles, but
not in South America (where
it has frequently been cited as a result of
misidentifications of related species). 8.
SIDA L. Key to the species 1. Plants
prostrate herbs. 2. Leaves ovatecordate
calyx lobes trullate,
Dyke, St. Croix, and St. Thomas pantropical
in littoral habitats sometimes cultivated
as an ornamental shade tree. 11. URENA L.
1. Urena lobata L., Sp. Pl. 692. 1753.
Distribution: Occasional in disturbed
sites along roadsides. Bordeaux Mountain
is cultivated for its red, edible, tasty fruits,
exceptionally rich in vitamin C. 5.
STIGMAPHYLLON Juss. Key to the species
459 1. Young branches tomentose leaves
densely covered with appressed hairs on
lower surface (tomentose to sericeous)
blades with c
Distribution: A common shrub of dry areas,
also found in open disturbed areas. Along
road to Ajax Peak (A2654) Bordeaux area
(A3238). Also on St. Thomas and
Tortola Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico,
Grenada, continental tropical America.
long stems with appressed white or
yellowish hairs . O. patens 2.
Leaves chartaceouscoriaceous, upper
surface dull tepals ovate, 22.5 mm long,
sparsely pubescent flowers functionally
unisexual stems with appressed white or
yellowish hairs O. floribunda 1.
cultivated elsewhere. 2. Malpighia
infestissima Rich. ex Nied., Malpighia 15.
1899. Distribution: A rare species of coastal
scrub and dry deciduous forests. Probably
extirpated on St. John only known from a
single collection by Vest in 1906. Also on
Tortola and Virgin Gorda West Indies and
Central America (as far north as Nicaragua)
to much of South America. 6. Sida glutinosa
Cav., Diss. 1: 16, t. 2, f. 8. 1785. Distribution:
Occasional in open, disturbed habitats. Fish
Bay (W738). Also on St. Croix
panicles, never cauliflorous fruits green
(unknown in E. xerophytica). 6. Leaf
blades with crenate margins flowers > 2 cm
wide. 7. Leaf blades chartaceous, involute,
venation not impressed above, the base
nearly cordate to truncate young
stems slightly fl
Tortola pantropical. 2. Sida ciliaris L., Syst.
Nat. ed. 10, 2: 1145. 1759. Distribution:
Recently disturbed sites. Bethany (B329)
Frank Bay (A4217) Nanny Point (A2441).
Also on St. Croix, St. Thomas, Tortola, Virgin
Gorda, and Anegada the southern United