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Pedro Acevedo

Pedro Acevedo

Research Botanist & Curator

Phone: 202-633-0963
Fax: 202-786-2563
E-mail Address:

Postal Address
(Mail and Packages):

Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012

Courier Address:
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)

Harris, Aj, Lutz, Sue, Acevedo, Pedro and Wen, Jun 2014. The utility of the morphological variation of pollen for resolving the evolutionary history of Billia (subfam. Hippocastanoideae, Sapindaceae). Journal of Systematics and Evolution, doi:10.1111/jse.12130

Rojas-Sandoval, Julissa and Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro 2014. Naturalization and invasion of alien plants in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Biological Invasions, doi:10.1007/s10530-014-0712-3

Miller, James S., Krupnick, Gary A., Stevens, Hannah, Porter-Morgan, Holly, Boom, Brian, Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, Ackerman, James, 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

Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro 2012. Alatococcus, a new genus of Sapindaceae from Espirito Santo, Brazil. Phytokeys, 10: 1-5. doi: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(98): 1-1192. doi: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. doi: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. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.7.1956

Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, Van Welzen, P. C., Adema, F. and Ham,R. W. J. M. van der 2011. Sapindaceae. In: Kubitzki, Klaus, Flowering Plants.Eudicots: Sapindales, Cucurbitales, Myrtaceae. Springer,(The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants) pp.357-407.

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