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Higuero De Sierra (Crescentia portoricensis)


Crescentia portoricensis (commonly known as higuero de sierra) is a species of plant in the Bignoniaceae family. It is a perennial evergreen shrub endemic to Puerto Rico. It is threatened by habitat loss. C. portoricensis can grow up to 6 meters and produces a yellowish-white bell shaped flower that ripens into dark green fruits.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Magnoliophyta

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Lamiales

            • Family: Bignoniaceae

              • Genus: Crescentia