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Pedro Acevedo

Pedro Acevedo

Research Botanist & Curator

Phone: 202-633-0963
Fax: 202-786-2563
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Postal Address
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Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012

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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)

Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, Wurdack, Kenneth J., Ferrucci, M. S., Johnson, Gabriel, Dias, Pedro, Coelho, Rubens G., Somner, Genise V., Steinmann, Victor W., Zimmer, Elizabeth A. and Strong, Mark T. 2017. Generic Relationships and Classification of Tribe Paullinieae (Sapindaceae) with a New Concept of Supertribe Paulliniodae. Systematic Botany, 42(1): 96-114. doi:10.1600/036364417X694926

Campos, Lí, Guedes, Maria Lenise Silva, Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro and Roque, Ná 2017. Contributions to the floristic and vegetation knowledge of Espinhaço Septentrional, Bahia, Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Botany, 40(2): 427-437. doi:10.1007/s40415-016-0347-y

Carrington, C. M. Sean, Krupnick, Gary A. and Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro 2017. Herbarium-Based Preliminary Conservation Assessments of Lesser Antillean Endemic Seed Plants Reveal a Flora at Risk. The Botanical Review, 83(2): 107-151. doi:10.1007/s12229-017-9182-5

Rojas-Sandoval, Julissa, Tremblay, Raymond L., Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro and Díaz-Soltero, Hilda 2017. Invasive plant species in the West Indies: geographical, ecological, and floristic insights. Ecology and Evolution, 7(13): 4522-4533. doi:10.1002/ece3.2984

Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro and Brewer, Steven W. 2016. Spathelia belizensis, a new species and first record for the genus in Central America (tribe Spathelieae, Rutaceae). PhytoKeys, 75: 145-151. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.75.10015

DRYFLOR, Banda-R, Karina, Delgado-Salinas, Alfonso, Dexter, Kyle G., Linares-Palomino, Reynaldo, Oliveira-Filho, Ary, Prado, Darién, Pullan, Martin, Quintana, Catalina, Riina, Ricarda, Rodríguez M, Gina M., Weintritt, Julia, Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, Adarve, Juan, Álvarez, Esteban, Anairamiz, Aranguren B., Arteaga, Julián Camilo, Aymard, Gerardo, Castaño, Alejandro, Ceballos-Mago, Natalia, Cogollo, Álvaro, Cuadros, Hermes, Delgado, Freddy, Devia, Wilson, Dueñas, Hilda, et al 2016. Plant diversity patterns in neotropical dry forests and their conservation implications. Science (New York, N.Y.), 353(6306): 1383-1387. doi:10.1126/science.aaf5080

Medeiros, Herison, Forzza, R. C. and Acevedo-Rodriguez, Pedro 2016. Wild relatives of Guaraná (Paullinia cupana; Sapindaceae) show high diversity in Western Brazilian Amazon. Systematic Botany, 41: 202-228.

Acevedo-Rodriguez, Pedro 2015. Stahl y la botanica en Puerto Rico. In: Acevedo-Rodriguez, Pedro, Agustin Stahl’s Estudios para la flora de Puerto Rico, Illustrated facsimile of the first edition. 3 volums. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, pp.17-49.

Acevedo-Rodriguez, Pedro 2015. Stahl and the botany of Puerto Rico. In: Acevedo-Rodriguez, Pedro, Agustin Stahl’s Estudios para la flora de Puerto Rico, Illustrated facsimile of the first edition. 3 volums. W: Smithsonian Institution, pp.50-66.

Acevedo-Rodriguez, Pedro 2015. Proposal to conserve Paullinia thalictrifolia against P. bipinnata (Sapindaceae). Taxon, 64(6): 1330-1331.

Acevedo-Rodriguez, Pedro 2015. Agustin Stahl’s Estudios para la flora de Puerto Rico, Illustrated facsimile of the first edition. 3 volums Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution. 1561 pages.

Harris, AJ, 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

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