Maytenus lucayana Britton (1906:140)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Monteverdia lucayana (Britton) Biral in Syst. Bot. 42: 689 (2017)


Conservation Status

Extinct (Humphreys et al., 2019; POWO, 2023)



Grand Bahama, Bahamas


Biology & Ecology










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Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Supplementary Dataset 1]

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Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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