Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Pedro Acevedo

Research Botanist and Curator of Botany (Sapindaceae and Caribbean plants)
Department / Division
Education
  • B.A., University of Puerto Rico
  • Ph.D., City University of New York
Research Interests

Systematics and floristics of Sapindaceae, floristics of the West Indies, especially of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, diversity and evolution of Neotropical lianas and climbing plants.

Publications
  • Chery, Joyce G., Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, Rothfels, Carl J., and Specht, Chelsea D. 2019. "Phylogeny of Paullinia L. (Paullinieae: Sapindaceae), a diverse genus of lianas with dynamic fruit evolution." Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 140 Article 106577. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2019.106577.
  • Pace, Marcelo R., Neto, Israel L. Cunha, Santos-Silva, Leyde, Melo-de-Pinna, Gladys F. A., Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, Almeida, Rafael F., Amorim, André M., and Angyalossy, Veronica. 2019. "First report of laticifers in lianas of Malpighiaceae and their phylogenetic implications." American Journal of Botany, 106, (9) 1156–1172. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajb2.1350.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro and Somner, Genise Vieira. 2018. "New species of Paullinia (Sapindaceae) from continental tropical America." Phytokeys, (114) 95–113. https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.114.29351.
  • Pace, Marcelo R., Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, Amorim, André M., and Angyalossy, Veronica. 2018. "Ontogeny, structure and occurrence of Interxylary Cambia in Malpighiaceae." Flora, 241 46–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.flora.2018.02.004.
  • Pace, Marcelo R., Angyalossy, Veronica, Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, and Wen, Jun. 2018. "Structure and ontogeny of successive cambia in Tetrastigma (Vitaceae), the host plants of Rafflesiaceae." Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 56, (4) 394–400. https://doi.org/10.1111/jse.12303.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, Wurdack, Kenneth J., Ferrucci, M. S., Johnson, Gabriel, Dias, Pedro, Coelho, Rubens G., Somner, Genise V., Steinmann, Victor W., Zimmer, Elizabeth Anne, and Strong, Mark T. 2017. [Dataset] Generic Relationships and Classification of Tribe Paullinieae (Sapindaceae) with a New Concept of Supertribe Paulliniodae.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, Wurdack, Kenneth J., Ferrucci, M. S., Johnson, Gabriel, Dias, Pedro, Coelho, Rubens G., Somner, Genise V., Steinmann, Victor W., Zimmer, Elizabeth Anne, 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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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." Botanical review, 83, (2) 107–151. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2984.
  • Ulloa, Carmen Ulloa, Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, Beck, Stephan, Belgrano, Manuel J., Bernal, Rodrigo, Berry, Paul E., Brako, Lois, Celis, Marcela, Davidse, Gerrit, Forzza, Rafaela C., Gradstein, S. Robbert, Hokche, Omaira, Leon, Blanca, Leon-Yanez, Susana, Magill, Robert E., Neill, David A., Nee, Michael, Raven, Peter H., Stimmel, Heather, Strong, Mark T., Villasenor, Jose L., Zarucchi, James L., Zuloaga, Fernando O., and Jorgensen, Peter M. 2017. "An integrated assessment of the vascular plant species of the Americas." Science, 358, (6370) 1614–+. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aao0398.
  • 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. https://doi.org/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, 353, (6306) 1383–1387. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aaf5080.
  • Medeiros, Herison, Forzza, R. C., and Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2016. "Wild relatives of Guaraná (Paullinia cupana; Sapindaceae) show high diversity in Western Brazilian Amazon." Systematic Botany, 41 202–228. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364416X690606.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2015. "Proposal to conserve Paullinia thalictrifolia against P. bipinnata (Sapindaceae)." Taxon, 64, (6) 1330–1331. https://doi.org/10.12705/646.29.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2015. "Stahl y la botanica en Puerto Rico." In Agustin Stahl’s Estudios para la flora de Puerto Rico, Illustrated facsimile of the first edition. 3 volums. Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, editor. 17–49. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2015. "Stahl and the botany of Puerto Rico." In Agustin Stahl’s Estudios para la flora de Puerto Rico, Illustrated facsimile of the first edition. 3 volums. Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, editor. 50–66. W: Smithsonian Institution.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2015. Agustin Stahl’s Estudios para la flora de Puerto Rico, Illustrated facsimile of the first edition. 3 volums, Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, editor. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution.
  • 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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-014-0712-3.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2014. "Sapindaceae." In Flora de la Republica de Cuba. Greuter, V. and Rankin, R., editors. 1–132. Königstein, Germany: Koeltz Scientific Books. In Plantas Vasculares, A.
  • Ferrucci, M. S. and Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2014. "Sapindacea." In Catalogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia. Jørgensen, Peter Møller, Nee, M. H., and Beck, S. G., editors. 1181–1192. St. Louis: Missouri Botanical Garden Press.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.3417/2011121.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro and Strong, Mark T., editors. 2012. Catalogue of Seed Plants of the West Indies. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. In Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, 98. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.0081024X.98.1.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2012. "Alatococcus, a new genus of Sapindaceae from Espirito Santo, Brazil." PhytoKeys, 10 1–5. https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.10.2718.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-012-0285-3.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2011. "Four new species of Sapindaceae from the Guianas." PhytoKeys, 7 11–20. https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.7.1956.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2011. "Allophylastrum: a new genus of Sapindaceae from northern South America." PhytoKeys, 5 39–43.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, Van Welzen, P. C., Adema, F., and Ham,R. W. J. M. van der. 2011. "Sapindaceae." In Flowering Plants.Eudicots: Sapindales, Cucurbitales, Myrtaceae. Kubitzki, Klaus, editor. 357–407. Springer. 10 in The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14397-7_17.
  • Buerki, Sven, Forest, Félix, Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, Callmander, Martin W., Nylander, Johan A. A., Harrington, Mark, Sanmartín, Isabel, Küpfer, Philippe, and Alvarez, Nadir. 2009. "Plastid and nuclear DNA markers reveal intricate relationships at subfamilial and tribal levels in the soapberry family (Sapindaceae)." Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 51, (2) 238–258. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2009.01.012.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro and Strong, Mark T. 2008. "Floristic richness and affinities in the West Indies." Botanical Review, 74, (1) 5–36. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12229-008-9000-1.
  • Maunder, M., Leiva, A., Santiago-Valentin, E., Stevenson, D. W., Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, Meerow, A. W., Mejia, M., Clubbe, C., and Francisco-Ortega, J. 2008. "Plant conservation in the Caribbean Island biodiversity hotspot." Botanical Review, 74, (1) 197–207. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12229-008-9007-7.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2007. "The extant botanical collections and nomenclatural types of Agustin Stahl, Puerto Rican botanist." Caribbean Journal of Science, 43, (2) 189–199.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro and Beck, H. T. 2007. "Sapindaceae." In Checklist of the Plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Funk, Vicki Ann, Hollowell, Thomas H., Berry, P. E., Kelloff, Carol L., and Alexander, Sara N., editors. 511–515. Washington, DC: Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History. In Contributions from the United States National Herbarium, v.55.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2005. Vines and climbing plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Washington, DC: Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2005. "Sapindaceae." In Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. Vol 9. Rutaceae-Zygophyllaceae. Steyermark, Julian A., Berry, P. E., Yatskievych, K., and Holst, B. K., editors. 46–66.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro and Strong, Mark T. 2005. "Monocots and Gymnosperms of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands." Contributions from the United States National Herbarium, 52 416.
  • Ferrucci, M. S. and Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2005. "Three new species of Serjania (Sapindaceae) from South America." Systematic Botany, 30, (1) 153–162.
  • Clubbe, C., Gillman, M., Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, and Walker, R. 2004. "Abundance, distribution and conservation significance of regionally endemic plant species on Anegada, British Virigin Islands." Oryx, 38, (3) 342–346.
  • Obando, S. R. B. and Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2004. "Paullinia trifoliolata (Sapindaceae) un nueva especie de los Andes de Colombia." Caldasia, 26, (1) 4.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2003. "Proposal to conserve the name Tina (Sapindaceae) with a conserved type." Taxon, 52 xx–xy.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2003. Bejucos y plantas trepadoras de Puerto Rico e Islas Virgenes. Smithsonian Institution, Department of Botany.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2003. "Melicocceae (Sapindaceae) Melicoccus and Talisia." Flora Neotropica Monograph, 87 1–179.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro and Ferrucci, M. S. 2002. "Averrhoidium dalyi (Sapindaceae) a new species from western Amazonia." Brittonia, 54 112–115.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro and Somner, G. V. 2001. "Two new species of Serjania (Sapindaceae) from Southern Brazil." Brittonia, 53 477–781.
  • Chinea, J. D., Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, and Axelrod, F. S. 2000. "Lista de especies de traqueofitos de Punta Guayanés, Yabucoa, Puerto Rico." Caribbean Journal of Science, 36 141–145.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 1999. "West Indian Novelties I: a new species of Marsdenia (Asclepiadaceae) from Puerto Rico and a new name for a Jamaican species of Calyptranthes (Myrtaceae)." Brittonia, 51 166–169.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro and Axelrod, F. S. 1999. "Annotated checklist for the tracheophytes of Rio Abajo Forest reserve, Puerto Rico." Caribean Journal of Sciences, 35 265–285.
  • Heyer, W. Ronald, Coddington, Jonathan A., Kress, W. John, Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, Cole, Daniel G., Erwin, Terry L., Meggers, Betty J., Pogue, Michael G., Thorington, Richard W., Jr., Vari, Richard P., Weitzman, Marilyn J., and Weitzman, Stanley H. 1999. "Amazonian biotic data and conservation decisions." Ciência e Cultura Sao Paulo, 51, (5-6) 372–385.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 1998. "Paullinia lingulata (Sapindaceae), a new species from French Guiana." Brittonia, 50 514–516.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 1998. "Novelties in Neotropical Sapindaceae II. Notes on Averrhoidium, Serjania and Porocystis." Novon, 8 105–106.
  • Ferrucci, M. S. and Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 1998. "Cardiospermum cuchujaquense (Sapindaceae), a new species from Sonora, Mexico." Novon, 8 235–238.
  • Kress, W. John, Heyer, W. Ronald, Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, Coddington, Jonathan A., Cole, Daniel G., Erwin, Terry L., Meggers, Betty J., Pogue, Michael G., Thorington, Richard W., Jr., Vari, Richard P., Weitzman, Marilyn J., and Weitzman, Stanley H. 1998. "Amazonian biodiversity: Assessing conservation priorities with taxonomic data." Biodiversity and Conservation, 7, (12) 1577–1587. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1008889803319.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 1997. "Novelties in Neotropical Sapindacaeae I." BioLlania, Edición Especial, 6 143–151.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 1997. "Melicoccus jimenezii (Sapindaceae) una nueva combinacion basada en Talisia jimenenzii, especie endemica de la Republica Dominicana." Moscosoa, 9 58–61.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 1997. "Two new species of Serjania sect. Serjania (Sapindaceae)." Brittonia, 48 498–502.
  • Alvarez-Ruiz, Migdalia, Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, and Vazquez, M. 1997. "Quantitative description of the structure and diversity of the vegetation in the limestone forest of Río Abajo, Arecibo-Utuado, Puerto Rico." Acta Científica, 11 21–66.
  • Ferrucci, M. S. and Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 1997. "New and noteworthy species in the Paullinieae tribe (Sapindaceae)." Brittonia, 48 441–448.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 1996. Flora of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. New York Botanical Garden.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 1995. "The effects of Hurricane Hugo and posterior recuperation in Toro Negro Forest, Puerto Rico." Acta Cientifica, 6, (1-3) 15–428.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 1993. "Additions to the Flora of St. John, U. S. Virgin Island." Brittonia, 45 130–137.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 1993. "A revision of Lophostigma." Systematic Botany, 18 379–388.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 1993. "The systematics of Serjania. Part 1. A revision of Serjania sect. Platycoccus (Sapindaceae)." Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden, 67 1–93.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro and Sastre, I. 1992. "Los efectos del huracán Hugo y posterior recuperación en el bosque de Toro Negro [The effects of hurricane Hugo and regeneration in the forest reserve of Toro Negro]." Acta Científica, 6 15–28.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 1991. "Serjania lancistipula (Sapindaceae), a new species from Bahia, Brazil." Brittonia, 43 165–167.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 1990. "The occurrence of piscicides and stupefactants in the plant kingdom." Advances Economic Botany, 8 1–23.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 1990. "Distibutional patterns in Brazilian Serjania." Acta Botanica Brasilica, 4 69–82.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 1988. "Novelties in Serjania." Brittonia, 40 283–289.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 1987. "Two new species of Serjania from Brazil." Brittonia, 39 348–352.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro and Woodbury, R. O. 1985. Los Bejucos de Puerto Rico, Vol. 1 (The Vines of Puerto Rico, a field guide). U.S.D.A., Forest Service Station, Southern Forest Experimental Station.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 1984. "Nuevo record para el Nogal de las Antillas (Juglans jamaicensis C. DC.)." Caribbean Journal of Science, 20 69–70.

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