Authors: Michael B. Thomas. 2019. Work in Progress
Citation: How to Cite: Thomas, M.B. 2019. St. George Village Botanical Garden, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. http://www.biodiversitydata.net/, accessed yyyy-mm-dd.
Locality: St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
Abstract: The U. S. Virgin Islands Register of Big Trees documents types and locations of 78 remarkable big trees in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The measuring system, which records the total points merited by each tree, follows the system devised by the national organization, American Forests, for their big tree register, i.e. circumference at breast height in inches plus height in feet, is added to the quarter average crown spread in feet, to provide the tree's total points.
The University of the Virgin Islands and the Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Program, V.I. Department of Agriculture sponsored this register. It comprises a list of 155 big trees on the three U.S. Virgin Islands (For a list of 139 of Puerto Rico's Champion Trees go to www.fs.fed.us/global/iitf/champlst.html). Trees are grouped by species and ranked by size. The measuring system gives the total points merited by each tree. The circumference at breast height in inches is added to the height in feet, plus the quarter average crown spread in feet, to provide the tree's total points. Below lists sequentially the circumference, the height, the average crown spread and total points. The circumference is measured at breast height (4.5ft) unless otherwise stated.
Source: Nicholls, R.W. 2006. Remarkable Big Trees in the U.S. Virgin Islands: An Eco-heritage Guide to Jumbie Trees and Other Trees of Cultural Interest. St. Thomas, USVI: University of the Virgin Islands and VI Department of Agriculture. p. 136.
Species: 36 (species rank)
Total Taxa: 38 (including subsp. and var.)
Adansonia digitata L. - Baobab
Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth. - thibet
Bucida buceras L. - Black Olive
Bursera simaruba (L.) Sarg. - Gumbo-Limbo
Cedrela odorata - Cigar Box Cedar
Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn. - Kapok
Clusia rosea - Autograph Tree
Couroupita guianensis Aubl. - Cannonball Tree
Delonix regia (Bojer ex Hook.) Raf. - Red Flamboyant
Elaeis sp. Jacq. - oil palm
Ficus sp. L. - fig
Ficus citrifolia Mill. - shortleaf fig
Ficus drupacea Thunb. - brown-woolly fig
Ficus trigonata L. - jaguey blanco
Guaiacum officinale L. - Lignum-Vitae
Guapira fragrans (Dum.Cours.) Little - Black Mampoo
Hura crepitans L. - Sandbox Tree
Hymenaea courbaril - Stinking Toe Tree
Mammea americana - Mammee Apple
Mangifera indica L. - Mango
Manilkara zapota - Mesple
Mastichodendron foetidissimum - Mastic
Melicoccus bijugatus Jacq. - Genip
Pimenta racemosa (Mill.) J.W.Moore - Bay rum Tree
Pisonia subcordata Sw. - Water Mampoo
Roystonea borinquena O.F. Cook - Puerto Rican Royal Palm
Sabal causiarum - Puerto Rican Hat Palm
Samanea saman (Jacq.) Merr. - Raintree
Swietenia mahagoni (L.) Jacq. - Mahogany
Tabebuia heterophylla (DC.) Britton - Pink Trumpet Tree
Tamarindus indica L. - Tamarind
Terminalia catappa L. - Indian almond
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