Schoepfia spp. 

Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:
Jamaica, Puerto Rico
Status/Date(s) Listed as Endangered:
  Scientific Name Status Listing Date Range
1. Schoepfia arenariaEN-IUCN1998Puerto Rico
2. Schoepfia harrisiiVU-IUCN1998Jamaica

Species/Common Names:
Schoepfia arenaria
Schoepfia harrisii

Facts Summary:
Schoepfia is a genus of plants of concern and found in the following area(s): Jamaica, Puerto Rico.

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