Belle garden ephemeral wetland flora checklist




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BELLE GARDEN EPHEMERAL WETLAND

FLORA CHECKLIST

Belle Garden Ephemeral Wetland is an important natural resource not only to the local community living around it, but also to the future preservation of natural heritage through generation of tourism, awareness and education. Many species of flora and fauna can be found in this small area and it is hoped that children, adults and visitors alike can partake in the preservation of Tobago’s entire beautiful natural heritage. We would like to thank the National Herbarium of Trinidad and Tobago for all of the help they have given us with compiling a species list of the wetland.



Over thirty four families were identified in the wetland. These include:

Acanthaceae

Amaranthaceae

Anacardiaceae

Annonaceae

Bernaceae

Bignoniaceae

Boraginaceae

Bromeliaceae

Commelinaceae

Compositae

Convulvulaceae

Cucurbithaceae

Cyperaceae

Erythroxylaceae

Euphorbiaceae

Graminaceae

Legumoseae

Malvaceae

Moraceae

Myrtaceae

Nyctagianaceae

Onagraceae

Pasifloraceae

Piperaceae

Polygalaceae

Rubiaceae

Scrophulariaceae

Solanaceae

Tiliaceae

Tiwaceae

Verbenaceae

Vitaceae

There were over ninety species identified on site including:

Acanthocereus tetragonus

Achyranthes aspera

Aechmea aquilega

Ahilgardia ovate

Andira inermis

Blechum pyramidatum

Boerhavia sp

Btataparon vermiculare

Calliandra surinamiensis

Cecropia peltata

Cestrum sp

Chiococca alba

Chloris sp

Chromolaena odorata

Cissus verticillata

Citharexylum spinosum

Coccoloba uvifera

Cocos nucifera

Commelina elegans-diffusa

Cordia Curassavica

Crotolaria retusa

Croton sp

Cynodon dactylon

Cyperus luzulae

Cyperus sp

Desmodium sp

Diospyros incon

Ectipta prostrata

Eleocharis mutata

Entada polystachya

Erythroxlum lavanense

Gliricidia sepium

Gomphrena serrata

Ipomea pes-caprae

Kyllinga nemoralis

Kyllinga odorata

Kyllinga sp

Lantana camara

Lasiacis sp

Ludwigia erecta

Machaerium lunatum

Mariscus sp

Microgramma vaccinifolia

Mimosa pudica

Momordica charantia

Montrichardia arborescens

Panicum sp

Panicum laxum

Paspalum sp

Paspalum vaginatum

Passiflora

Phryganocydia sp

Phyllamthus urinaria

Pilocereus languinosus

Piper guayranum

Piper tuberculatum

Pithecellobium unguis-cati

Priva-lappulacea

Psidium guajava

Raellia tuberose

Rhizophor sp

Rueilia tuberose

Sapium glandulosum

Scleria sp

Scoparia dulcis

Securidaca diversifolia

Senna bacillaris

Senna obtusifolia

Sida acuta

solanum bicolor

Solanum hirtum

Solanum scabrum

Solanum torvum

Spermacoce sp

Spondias mombin

sporolobus sp

Stachytarpheta jamaiceusis

Synedrella nodiflora

Tephrosia sp

Terminalia catappa

Tournefortia hirsutissima

Tragia volubilis

Triumfetta lappula

Urena sp

Vernonia scorpioides

Vigna sp

Walffia baccata

Wedelia trilobata

NOTE: This flora list was compiled from specimens collected at the site over the project period. It is entirely possible that other species may be seen. Should you wish to contribute to our list please send in your photo, name and date to bellegardenwetland@gmail.com and please do not hesitate to view some of the images associated with the wetland at http://picasaweb.google.com/BelleGardenWetland and visit our website at http://www.bellegardenwetland.org


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