Monographs Details: Pera bumelifolia Griseb.
Authority: Liogier, Alain H. 1971. Novitates Antillanae. IV. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 21: 107-157.
Family:Euphorbiaceae
Scientific Name:Pera bumelifolia Griseb.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - HAITI. Gonave Island, Ekman 9564 (type of P. depi-essa), 8696, Eyerdam 110; Massif des Cahos, Perodin, Ekman 3421. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. La Loma, Barahona, Fuertes 1022 (type of P. domingensis); Loma de la Sal, Jarabacoa, Alain Liogier 11737, 12010; Banks of Rio Bao, Mata Grande, Alain Liogier 11517; Mata Grande, Alain Liogier 11499; La Manaclita, La Vega, Alain Liogier 11471; Rincon Dajao, Yamasa, Alain Liogier 11845; slopes from Jarabacoa to Rio Camú, Alain Liogier 11440; Bayacanes, La Vega, Alain Liogier 11931; Cienaga de Manabao, Jarabacoa, Alain Liogier 12027; La Diferencia, between Dajao and Amina rivers, Alain 11313; La Leonor, Moncion, Alain Liogier 13267; San Juan, Azua, Ekman 13434.Also found in Cuba and the Bahamas.

Discussion:

Pera domingensis Urban, Symb. Ant. 7: 261. 1912.

Pera depressa Urban & Ekman, Ark. Bot. 22A(17): 112. 1929

This species is fairly common both at moderate and low altitudes, in the northern and central regions, and scarce in the south in the Dominican Republic. The wood is hard and used for construction. Vernacular names: Casser Hachc (Haiti); Palo Damaso, Jaiqui, Palo Prieto, Ciguamo, Cuerno de Buey, Corazon de Paloma, Pinillo. (Dom. Rep.)

Distribution:Haiti South America| Dominican Republic South America| Cuba South America| Bahamas South America|