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
Article
  • Campbell, Keron C. St E., Acevedo-Rodriguez, Pedro, Acosta, Zenia, Commock, Tracy, Lima Lourenco, Ana Raquel, Peguero, Brigido, Samra, Kate, and Lucas, Eve J. 2019. "New combinations and new names in Myrcia for West Indian species previously included in Calyptranthes (Myrtaceae)." Phytotaxa 406 (3):143–156. https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.406.3.1
  • 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. "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.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2015. "Proposal to conserve Paullinia thalictrifolia against P. bipinnata (Sapindaceae)." Taxon 64 (6):1330–1331.
  • 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
  • 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. 2012. "Alatococcus, a new genus of Sapindaceae from Espirito Santo, Brazil." PhytoKeys 10:1–5. https://doi.org/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 98:1–1192. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-012-0285-3
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2011. "Allophylastrum: a new genus of Sapindaceae from northern South America." PhytoKeys 5:39–43.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2011. "Four new species of Sapindaceae from the Guianas." PhytoKeys 7:11–20. https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.7.1956
  • 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 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. "Melicocceae (Sapindaceae) Melicoccus and Talisia." Flora Neotropica Monograph 87:1–179.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2003. "Proposal to conserve the name Tina (Sapindaceae) with a conserved type." Taxon 52:xx–xy.
  • 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. "Melicoccus jimenezii (Sapindaceae) una nueva combinacion basada en Talisia jimenenzii, especie endemica de la Republica Dominicana." Moscosoa 9:58–61.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 1997. "Novelties in Neotropical Sapindacaeae I." BioLlania, Edición Especial 6:143–151.
  • 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. 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. "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. 1993. "Additions to the Flora of St. John, U. S. Virgin Island." Brittonia 45:130–137.
  • 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 botânica 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. 1984. "Nuevo record para el Nogal de las Antillas (Juglans jamaicensis C. DC.)." Caribbean Journal of Science 20:69–70.

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Dataset
  • 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." Distributed by
Book
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2015. Agustin Stahl’s Estudios para la flora de Puerto Rico, Illustrated facsimile of the first edition. 3 volums, edited by Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. . Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2015. Agustin Stahl’s Estudios para la flora de Puerto Rico, Illustrated facsimile of the first edition. 3 volums, edited by Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. . Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution.
  • 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. 2003. Bejucos y plantas trepadoras de Puerto Rico e Islas Virgenes. Smithsonian Institution, Department of Botany.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 1996. Flora of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. New York Botanical Garden.
  • 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.
Chapter
  • 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, edited by Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro., 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, edited by Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro., 50–66. W: Smithsonian Institution.
  • 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, edited by Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro., 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, edited by Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro., 50–66. W: Smithsonian Institution.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2014. "Sapindaceae." in Flora de la Republica de Cuba, edited by Greuter, V. and Rankin, R., 1–132. Plantas Vasculares. Königstein, Germany: Koeltz Scientific Books.
  • Ferrucci, M. S. and Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2014. "Sapindacea." in Catalogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia, edited by Jørgensen, Peter Møller, Nee, M. H., and Beck, S. G., 1181–1192. St. Louis: Missouri Botanical Garden Press.
  • Dorr, Laurence J. 2012. "Malvaceae." in Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies, edited by Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro and Strong, Mark T., 496–529. Smithsoninan Contributions to Botany. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
  • Feuillet, Christian. 2012. "Boraginaceae." in Catalog on seed plants of the West Indies, edited by Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro and Strong, Mark T., Smithsonian Contributions to Botany.
  • Feuillet, Christian. 2012. "Passifloraceae." in Catalog of seed plants of the West Indies, edited by Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro and Strong, Mark T., 157–174. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany.
  • Peterson, Paul M., Soreng, Robert John, and Smith, S. F. 2012. "Poaceae." in Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies, edited by Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro and Strong, Mark T., 714–766. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution.
  • 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, edited by Kubitzki, Klaus., 357–407. The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants. Springer.
  • 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), edited by Funk, Vicki Ann, Hollowell, Thomas H., Berry, P. E., Kelloff, Carol L., and Alexander, Sara N., 511–515. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium, v.55. 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, edited by Steyermark, Julian A., Berry, P. E., Yatskievych, K., and Holst, B. K., 46–66.
  • Strong, Mark T. 1996. "Agavaceae, Ashphodelaceae, Cyperaceae, Dracaenaceae, Hydrocharitaceae, Hypoxidaceae, and Potamagetonaceae." in Flora of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, edited by Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro., 453–540.
  • Webster, R. D. and Peterson, Paul M. 1996. "Poaceae." in The Flora of St. John, U.S. Virgin Island, edited by Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro., 509–540.

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