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Pedro Acevedo

Pedro Acevedo

Research Botanist & Curator

Phone: 202-633-0963
Fax: 202-786-2563
E-mail Address:

Postal Address
(Mail and Packages):

Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012

Courier Address:
National Museum of Natural History
West Loading Dock
10th and Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20560-0166

     BS, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. MAY 1977.`Ph.D., City University of New York, New York. MAY 1989.
     Dissertation: The systematic of Serjania sect Platycoccus (Sapindaceae).

Research Interests
     Systematics of Sapindaceae, floristics of the West Indies, especially of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Recent Publications - (All Publications)

Harris, A. J., Lutz, Sue, Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro and Wen, Jun 2015. The utility of the morphological variation of pollen for resolving the evolutionary history of Billia (subfam. Hippocastanoideae, Sapindaceae). Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 53(3): 228-238. doi:10.1111/jse.12130

Rojas-Sandoval, Julissa and Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro 2015. Naturalization and invasion of alien plants in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Biological Invasions, 17(1): 149-163. doi:10.1007/s10530-014-0712-3

Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2014. Flora de la Republica de Cuba. Sapindaceae. Fasc. 20 (5). Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Ferrucci, M. S. and Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro 2014. Sapindacea. In: Jørgensen, Peter M., Nee, M. H. and Beck, S. G., Catalogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia. St. Louis: Missouri Botanical Garden Press,() pp.1181-1192.

Miller, James S., Krupnick, Gary A., Stevens, Hannah, Porter-Morgan, Holly, Boom, Brian, Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, Ackerman, James D., Kolterman, Duane, Santiago, Eugenio, Torres, Christian and Velez, Jeanine 2013. Toward Target 2 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation: An Expert Analysis of the Puerto Rican Flora to Validate New Streamlined Methods for Assessing Conservation Status1. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 99(2): 199-205. doi:10.3417/2011121

Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro 2012. Alatococcus, a new genus of Sapindaceae from Espirito Santo, Brazil. Phytokeys, 10: 1-5. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.10.2718

Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro and Strong, Mark T. 2012. Catalogue of Seed Plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, 98(98): 1-1192. doi:10.5479/si.0081024X.98.1

Miller, James S., Porter-Morgan, Holly A., Stevens, Hannah, Boom, Brian, Krupnick, Gary A., Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, Fleming, James and Gensler, Micah 2012. Addressing target two of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation by rapidly identifying plants at risk. Biodiversity and Conservation, 21(7): 1877-1887. doi:10.1007/s10531-012-0285-3

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