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Information includes fauna, flora and ecosystems found in Jamaica.

ANIMAL/FAUNA

ANIMAL/FAUNA

PLANTS/FLORA

PLANTS/FLORA

Ecosystem

ECOSYSTEM

Blue Mahoe - Hibiscus elatus

PLANT/FLORA

Ecosystem

ECOSYSTEM

CategoryCommon NameScientific Name YearLocationPhotographer Updated Scientific Name
Plants August rain lily, White zephyr lily, White fairy lily, white rain lily and autumn zephyr lily.Zephyranthes sp.1966ManchesterGeorge Proctor
Plants Cuban Zephyrlily, Rosy rain lily, Rose fairy lily, Rose zephyr lily or the Pink rain lily,Zephyranthes carinata1966Manchestern
EcosystemsWetland
EcosystemsWaterfalls, Buff BayBuff Bay, Portlandn
Plants MistletoeViscum album
Plants Christmasvine, Christmaspops, and snakeplant.Turbina corymbosa 1979Mile Gully
Animal/Insects Yellow faced grass quit maleTiaris olivaceus1987n
Plants  BengaliTephrosia purpurea1975Palisadoes, KingstonNHMJ
Animal/Insects Damselflies Telebasis umbrata
Animal/Insects Telebasis dominicana
Plants American mahogany, Cuban mahogany, small-leaved mahogany and West Indian mahoganySwietenia mahagoniDevon houseNHMJ
Plants Creeping DevilStenocereus hystrix1975Palisadoes, Kingstonn
Plants Mountain prideSpathelia sorbifoliaSt. CatherineNHMJ
Plants Shoreline purslane or Sea purslaneSesuvium portulacastrum1975Palisadoes, Kingstonn
Plants Bulrush and Olney's three-square bulrush.Scirpus olneyi (Schoenoplectus americanus)
EcosystemsSalina, Palisadoes1975Palisadoesn
Plants Sabal jamaicensis Manchester near S. CoastGeorge ProctorSabal maritima
Plants Jamaican cabbage tree, Jamaican royal palm or the mountain cabbage palmRoystonea princepsnManchester
Ecosystems Red mangroveRhizophora mangle
Animal/Insects Lionfish Pterois volitansnJamiaca n
Animal/Insects Blue Mountain DuckPterodroma hasitatannBill Robertson
Plants Longleafe blake Pteris longifolia1984Marshall's Pen, Manchester
Plants Whisk fernPsilotum nudum 1966
Animal/Insects  tetrio sphinx, giant gray sphinx, frangipani hornworm, and plumeriacaterpillar.Pseudosphinx tetrio1995nRoy Thomas
Plants Resurrection fern Polypodium polypodioides 1978skull point-bethany
EcosystemsPioneer zone PalisadoesNHMJ
Animal/Insects Tomato-stink bugPhthia pictannElaine Fisher
Plants Nun’s Hood OrchidPhaius tancarvilleae2003Mason River, ClarendonSuzanne DavisPhaius tankervilleae
Plants Passiflora and Doctor bird (hummingbird)Passiflora sp. and Trochilus polytmus2003Mason River, ClarendonSuzanne Davis
Plants n/aPassiflora oblongata1961ManchesterGeorge Proctor
Plants Knotgrass, water finger-grass, couch paspalum, eternity grass, gingergrass, and Thompson grassPaspalum distichum1975Palisadoes, Kingstonn
Plants Florida semaphore cactusOpuntia spinosissima1975Palisadoes, Kingstonn
Plants TunaOpuntia sp.1979Gut River, Manchestern
Plants n/aNepsera aquatica1998Mason River, Clarendonn
Plants n/aMelochia crenata1975Palisadoes, Kingstonn
Animal/Insects Giant South American snailMegalobulimulus oblangus aka Strophocheilus oblongus1990St. AndrewM. Englemann
EcosystemsMangroves
EcosystemsMangrove wetlands
Plants Lisianthius exsertus1998Mason River, Clarendonn
Plants Common flax or linseedLinum usitatissimum
Plants Puerto Rico Necklace FernLindsaea portoricensis1998Mason River, Clarendonn
Plants White leadtree, jumbay, river tamarind,subabul, and white popinac.Leucaena leucocephala1975Palisadoes, Kingstonn
Animal/Insects Caribbean Dove Leptotila jamaicensis
Plants Bald bush and Christmas candlestick Leonotis nepetifolia1975Palisadoes, Kingstonn
Plants Klip dagga, Christmas candlestick, or lion's earLeonotis nepetifolia
Animal/Insects Jamaica Euphonia in Mistletoe     1987nn
Plants Beach Morning glory Ipomoea pes-caprae1975Palisadoes, Kingstonn
Plants Spider lily, Basket lily and Peruvian daffodilHymenocallis sp.1979Marshall's Pen, ManchesterGeorge Proctor
Plants Wild pineHohenbergia spinulosa and Hohenbergia urbanian1978Marshall's Pen, Manchester
Plants Star of Bethlehem or MadamfateHippobroma longiflora 1975Marshall's Pen, Manchester
EcosystemsHillside degradation of forest which has been replaced with pine trees and bamboonBuff Bay, Portlandn
Plants Hibiscus Hibiscus lavateroides1966Marshall's Pen, Manchester
EcosystemsHerbaceous Marsh 1982Broad Rivern
Plants Seashore HeliotropeHeliotropium curassavicum
Plants White Lignum vitaeGuaiacum sanctum1986St. Andrewn
Plants Govenia utriculata1964Manchestern
Animal/Insects Magnificent frigatebirdsFregata magnificens
Plants Tropical fimbryFimbritsylis cymosa1975Palisadoes, Kingstonn
Plants Jamaican PoinsettiaEuphorbia punicea1978Mason River, Clarendonn
Plants Jamaican poinsettia and Christmas Flower or common poinsettia Euphorbia leucocephala and Euphorbia pulcherrima
Plants Little Christmas flower, white lace euphorbia, Snow bush, snow flake, Snows of Kilimanjaro and White Christmas bushEuphorbia leucocephalannn
Animal/Insects Immature white IbisEudocimus albus2003St. CatherineSuzanne Davis
Animal/Insects Band-winged dragonletErythrodiplax umbrata2003Mason River, ClarendonSuzanne Davis
Plants Snake grass or Scouring-rushEquisetum giganteum1998Mason River, Clarendon
Plants Sundew and Venus FlytrapDrosera capillaris and Dionaea muscipula2001Mason River, Clarendonn
EcosystemsDimese coral
Animal/Insects The Jamaican IguanaCyclura colleinnPeter Vogel
Animal/Insects CrocodileCrocodylus acutus1993Greater Portmore Sewerage PondJoe Matalon
Plants Sea Grape , Wild grapeCoccoloba uvifera1975Palisadoes, Kingstonn
Plants SoapwoodClethra occidentalis1998Mason River, Clarendony
Plants Southern lipfernCheilanthes microphylla
Plants Spanish cedar or Cuban cedarCedrela odorata1964Marshall's Pen, ManchesterGeorge Proctor
Plants beach bean, bay bean, seaside jack-bean, coastal jack-bean, and MacKenzie beanCanavalia rosea1975Palisadoes, Kingstonn
Plants Apple of Sodom, Sodom apple, Stabragh, king's crown, Rubber bush, and Rubber treeCalotropis procera1975Palisadoes, Kingstonn
Animal/Insects        DragonflyBrachymesia furcata2003Mason River, ClarendonSuzanne Davis
EcosystemsBoardwalk Royal Palm Reserve (wetland)2003Royal Palm Reserve, WestmorelandSuzanne Davis
Plants Ackee Blighia sapidaDevon houseNHMJ
Plants Pine-Pink or Sharp-Petaled BletiaBletia purpureanMason River, ClarendonDon Matthewson
Plants Saltwort or TurtleweedBatis maritima1975Palisadoes, Kingstonn
Animal/Insects Brown noddy and sooty ternAnous stolidus and Onychoprion fuscatus
Animal/Insects Brown noddy Anous stolidus
Plants Bloodleaf, Calico plant, Copperleaf, Joseph's coat, Joyweed or Parrot leaf and Enclopedia of lifeAlternanthera ficoides and Boerhavia erecta1975Palisadoes, KingstonnAlternanthera sessilis (L.) R.Br. ex DC.
Plants Crab WithAlternanthera ficoidea1975Palisadoes
EcosystemsAlligator Hole River – swamps and round hill in background1976Alligator Hole River, Manchestern
EcosystemsAlgae covered reef nJamiaca Jeremy Woodley
Plants Baobab tree Adansonia digitata1986St. Andrewn
Animal/Insects Spotted sandpiperActitis macularius2003St. CatherineSuzanne Davis
Plants Wild popnaxAcacia tortuosa1975Palisadoes, KingstonNHMJ
Plants Poponax and Twisted AcaciaAcacia tortuosaPalisadoes, KingstonNHMJ