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  • Common species in this area include: Prosopis juliflora, Acacia tortuosa, Haematoxyln brasiletto, Capparis indica, Celtis iguanaea, Malphigia punicifolia, Bourreria succulenta and Casearia tremula.

    Aruba-Curaçao-Bonaire cactus scrub

  • Examples of the species of shrubs and small trees that usually maintain their foliage throughout the year in this formation are: Bourreria virgata (cafecillo), Capparis cynophallophora (mostacilla), Eugenia buxifolia (guairaje), Bursera glauca, B. cubana, Croton spp.,

    Cuban cactus scrub

  • Around Turimiquire massif, some frequent species are: Taebuia billbergii, Bourreria cumanensis, Bauhinia aculeata, Pereskia guamacho and Bursera simaruba.

    Araya and Paria xeric scrub

  • Bourreria cumanensis, Ritterocereus griseus, R. deficiens and Opuntia caribaea.

    Araya and Paria xeric scrub

  • Typical species are Acacia tortuosa, Bourreria cumanensis, Cercidium praecox, and Hibiscus tiliaceus.

    Coastal Venezuelan mangroves

  • Bauhinia megalandra, Bourreria cumanensis, Calliandra caracasana, Erythrina poeppigiana, Hura crepitans, and Tabebuia billbergii are some of the more abundant species.

    Coastal Venezuelan mangroves

  • The most common vegetation in the ecoregion includes Acacia glomerosa, Bourreria cumanensis, Bulnesia arborea, Caesalpinia coriniana, Copaifera venezolana, Croton sp.,

    Guajira-Barranquilla xeric scrub

  • Some of the flora in these areas include Acacia glamerosa, Bulnesia arborea, Bourreria cumanensis, Copaifera venezuelana, Gyrocarpus americanus, Jacquinia pungens, Malpighia glabra, Myrospermum frutescens, Piptadenia flava, and Ritterocereus griseus.

    Maracaibo dry forests

  • For the savannas, Huber & Alarcon list Vernonia aristeguietae, Bourreria aristeguietana, Stilpnopappus pittieri, S. apurensis, Hymenocallis venezuelensis, Eriocaulon rubescens, Limnosipanea ternifolia; for the gallery forests, Gustavia acuta.

    Llanos

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  • Not a dogwood. However a common name for this tree is strongbark.

    June 21, 2010