Synonyms for jacquinia or Related words with jacquinia
Examples of "jacquinia"
is a genus of evergreen shrubs and trees in the family Primulaceae, native to Central America and the Caribbean.
pungens (syn. "
macrocarpa" subsp. "pungens") is a species of flowering plant in the family Theophrastaceae, native to southern Mexico. It is a shrub growing to 4 m tall, with lanceolate to oblong evergreen leaves 4–7 cm long, with a sharply pointed apex. The flowers are yellow, orange, or red, produced in tight racemes. The fruit is a yellow berry.
He is commemorated by the genera "
" (Theophrastaceae) and "Jacquiniella" (Orchidaceae). In 2011, the Austrian Mint issued silver coins to mark his science expeditions to the Caribbean.
The ecoregion is dominated by thorny trees and succulents. Common species include "Acacia glomerosa", "Bourreria cumanensis", "Bulnesia arborea", "Caesalpinia coriaria", "Copaifera venezolana", "Croton" sp., "Gyrocarpus americanus", "Hyptis" sp., "
pungens", "Malpighia glabra", "Myrospermum frutescens", "Opuntia caribaea", "Pereskia guamacho", "Piptadenia flava", "Prosopis juliflora", and "Stenocereus griseus".
Cudjoe Key may be named after the Joewood tree ("
keyensis"), a native species which is also known as cudjoewood, though a more likely derivation for the name is offered by writer John Viele of Summerland Key. He believes that Cudjoe, a very common Akan name, was the name of a fugitive slave or free negro who lived on the island at some point prior to Gerdes' survey in 1849.
It is nocturnal and herbivorous, eating fruits and seeds, although it has been reported to eat a small number of moths. Favoured foods include figs, and the seeds of plants such as "
pungens" and borage. In Costa Rica, they have also been observed to eat the poisonous leaves of the plant "Daphnopsis americana", although avoiding the central part of the leaf, and selecting only young leaves. They follow established paths along branches in search of food, and have a home range of about across. Although they move slowly when compelled to travel along the ground, and make slow deliberate movements while feeding or grooming, they are agile in the trees, moving rapidly and constantly twitching their whiskers and ears.
Some imperilled species are found only in hammocks and have more restricted ranges. Species of tropical hardwood hammocks which are found only in the Florida Keys and on the Miami Rock Ridge include trees and shrubs such as red stopper ("Eugenia rhombea"), and spicewood ("Calyptranthes pallens"), vines such as West Indian cock's comb ("Celosia nitida") and yellow nicker ("Caesalpinia major"), and herbs such as ghost plant ("Leiphaimos parasitica"), and Key's nutrush ("Scleria lithosperma"). Trees and shrubs found only in the Florida Keys and along the northern shores of Florida Bay include: manchineel ("Hippomane mancinella"), mayten ("Maytenus phyllanthoides"), West Indian mahogony ("Swietenia mahagoni"), wild cinnamon ("Canella winteriana"), and wild dilly ("Manilkara jaimiqui"). Other species have limited but geographically diverse ranges. An example is myrtle-of-the-river ("Calyptranthes zuzygium"), found in hammocks in the upper Florida Keys, in a few scattered hammocks in the southern portion of the Miami Rock Ridge, and in a few hammocks near Flamingo in Everglades NP. Other species, such as joewood ("
keyensis") and inkwood ("Hypelate trifoliata"), are found primarily in hammocks in the Florida Keys, but are also found outside of that area in other communities ("e.g.", pine rockland, maritime hammock, and Keys buttonwood wetlands).
The Exuma Island iguana, like most "Cyclura" species is primarily herbivorous, consuming leaves, flowers, berries, and fruits from over 100 plant species. Favored food plants include seaside rock shrub ("Rachicallis americana"), darling plum ("Reynosia septentrionalis"), pride of big pine ("Strumpfia maritima"), joewood ("
keyensis"), black torch ("Erithalis fruticosa"), seagrape ("Coccoloba uvifera"), silver thatch palm ("Coccothrinax argentata"), white stopper ("Eugenia axillaris"), bay cedar ("Suriana maritima"), and the rotting fruit of seven-year apple ("Casasia clusiifolia"). A study in 2000 by Dr Allison Alberts of the San Diego Zoo revealed that seeds passing through the digestive tracts of "Cycluras" germinate more rapidly than those that do not. This is an adaptive advantage because it allows the seeds to sprout before the end of very short rainy seasons. The Exuma Island iguana is also an important means of distributing these seeds to new areas (particularly when females migrate to their nesting areas) and, as the largest native herbivores of their island's ecosystem, they are essential for maintaining the balance between climate and vegetation. They actively forage for the feces of the zenaida dove ("Zenaida aurita") and
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