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Zoo Miami
County: Miami-Dade County
Size: 740 acres
Latitude: 25.61149º Longitude: -80.39847º
Section: 25 Township: 55 Range: 39
Managing Agency: Miami-Dade County Department of Parks and Recreation

There are 271 taxa reported for
Zoo Miami

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Scientific Name: Occurrence: Native Status: Introduced Status: Invasive Status: Cultivated Status: Reference: Voucher:
Abildgaardia ovata Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Abrus precatorius Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 18427
Acacia auriculiformis Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 18427
Acalypha chamaedrifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Acer rubrum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal Cultivated 18427
Aeschynomene viscidula Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Agalinis fasciculata Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Agave sisalana Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized Introduced, Presumed Extirpated Invasive 15422
Albizia lebbeck Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 18427
Aletris bracteata Present Native Not Introduced Native 52320
Alysicarpus vaginalis Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 52331
Ambrosia artemisiifolia Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 18427
Andropogon glomeratus var. pumilus Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Andropogon longiberbis Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Andropogon ternarius Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Anemia adiantifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Angadenia berteroi Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Ardisia escallonioides Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Aristida purpurascens Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Aristida stricta Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Asclepias tuberosa Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Asclepias viridis Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Ayenia euphrasiifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Baccharis angustifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Baccharis glomeruliflora Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Baccharis halimifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Bauhinia purpurea Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 18427
Berlandiera subacaulis Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Bidens alba var. radiata Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 18427
Boehmeria cylindrica Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Bothriochloa pertusa Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 18427
Brickellia mosieri Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427 22673
Buchnera americana Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Bucida buceras Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 18427 2698
Bulbostylis ciliatifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Bursera simaruba Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Byrsonima lucida Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Callicarpa americana Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Cassytha filiformis Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Casuarina equisetifolia Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 18427
Casuarina glauca Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive Cultivated 18427
Catharanthus roseus Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 18427
Cenchrus gracillimus Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Centrosema virginianum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Chamaecrista deeringiana Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Chamaecrista nictitans var. aspera Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Chaptalia albicans Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Chiococca parvifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Chromolaena odorata Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 18427
Cirsium horridulum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Cissus verticillata Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Clematis baldwinii Present Native Not Introduced Native 52082
Cnidoscolus stimulosus Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Coccothrinax argentata Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Commelina erecta Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Conyza canadensis Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 18427
Crossopetalum ilicifolium Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Crossopetalum rhacoma Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated Not Introduced Native 15422
Crotalaria pallida var. obovata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 18427
Crotalaria pumila Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Crotalaria retusa Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 18427
Crotalaria rotundifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Crotalaria spectabilis Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 18427
Croton glandulosus var. septentrionalis Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Croton linearis Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Cyperus filiculmis Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Cyperus ligularis Present Native Not Introduced Native 52331
Cyperus ochraceus Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 18427
Dactyloctenium aegyptium Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 18427
Dalbergia sissoo Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 18427
Dalea carnea var. carnea Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Dalea feayi Recorded as Present in Error 15422
Desmodium floridanum Reported 15422
Desmodium incanum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Desmodium marilandicum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Desmodium tortuosum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 18427
Desmodium triflorum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 18427
Dichanthelium aciculare Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Dichanthelium ensifolium var. unciphyllum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Dichanthelium ensifolium var. ensifolium Recorded as Present in Error 15422
Dichanthelium ovale Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Dichanthelium strigosum var. glabrescens Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Digitaria ciliaris Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 18427
Diodia teres Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Dyschoriste angusta Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Echites umbellatus Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Eleocharis geniculata Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Eleusine indica Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 52331
Eragrostis ciliaris Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 18427
Eragrostis elliottii Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Eremochloa ophiuroides Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 18427
Erigeron quercifolius Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated Not Introduced Native 15422
Eupatorium capillifolium Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 18427
Euphorbia conferta Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Euphorbia cyathophora Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Euphorbia deltoidea subsp. deltoidea Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Euphorbia heterophylla Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated Not Introduced Ruderal 15422
Euphorbia hirta Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 52331
Euphorbia hypericifolia Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 18427
Euphorbia lasiocarpa Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 52331
Euphorbia pinetorum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Euphorbia polyphylla Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Eustachys petraea Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Evolvulus sericeus Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Ficus aurea Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Ficus citrifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Fimbristylis cymosa Present Not Native, Naturalized
Flaveria linearis Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Forestiera segregata Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated Not Introduced Native 15422
Galactia pinetorum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Galactia smallii Reported 15422
Guettarda scabra Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Heliotropium polyphyllum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Heteropogon contortus Present Doubtfully Native Not Introduced Native 52208
Hibiscus tiliaceus var. tiliaceus Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 18427
Hieracium megacephalon Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Indigofera spicata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 52331
Indigofera suffruticosa Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 18427
Ipomoea triloba Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15422
Iva microcephala Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated Not Introduced Native 18427
Jacquemontia curtisii Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Juncus megacephalus Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Lantana camara Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 18427
Lantana depressa var. depressa Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Lantana involucrata Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Leucaena leucocephala Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 18427
Liatris tenuifolia var. tenuifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Licania michauxii Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Linum arenicola Present Native Not Introduced Native 52208
Lyonia fruticosa Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Lysiloma sabicu Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 18427
Macroptilium lathyroides Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 18427
Mangifera indica Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 18427
Mecardonia acuminata subsp. peninsularis Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated Not Introduced Native 15422
Melaleuca quinquenervia Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 18427
Melaleuca viminalis Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 18427
Melanthera parvifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Melinis repens Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 18427
Merremia dissecta Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 18427
Metastelma blodgettii Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Metopium toxiferum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Mikania scandens Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Millettia pinnata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive Cultivated 18427
Momordica charantia Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 18427
Morinda royoc Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Mosiera longipes Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Mucuna pruriens Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 18427
Muhlenbergia capillaris Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Murraya paniculata Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 52099
Myrica cerifera Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Myrsine cubana Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Nephrolepis exaltata Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Neptunia pubescens Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Neyraudia reynaudiana Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 18427
Oeceoclades maculata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52331
Oenothera simulans Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Opuntia humifusa Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Paederia cruddasiana Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 18427
Panicum dichotomiflorum var. dichotomiflorum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Panicum maximum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 18427
Parthenocissus quinquefolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Paspalum caespitosum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Paspalum malacophyllum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced 52448
Paspalum monostachyum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Paspalum notatum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive Cultivated 18427
Paspalum setaceum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Passiflora suberosa Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Pectis glaucescens Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 18427
Pennisetum purpureum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 18427
Persea americana Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 18427
Phlebodium aureum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Phyla nodiflora Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 18427
Phyllanthus pentaphyllus var. floridanus Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Physalis walteri Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Pilea microphylla Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 18427
Piloblephis rigida Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Pinus elliottii var. densa Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Piriqueta cistoides subsp. caroliniana Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Pityopsis graminifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Pluchea baccharis Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Pluchea carolinensis Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 18427
Polygala smallii Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427 22674
Polygala violacea Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Polypremum procumbens Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 18427
Psidium guajava Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 18427
Psilotum nudum Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated Not Introduced Native 15422
Pteridium caudatum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Pteris bahamensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Pteris vittata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 18427
Pterocaulon pycnostachyum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Pteroglossaspis ecristata Present Native Not Introduced Native 52331
Quercus minima Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Quercus pumila Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Quercus virginiana Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Randia aculeata Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Rhus copallinum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Rhynchosia cinerea Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Rhynchosia minima Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Rhynchosia reniformis Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Rhynchospora floridensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Rhynchospora grayi Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Richardia grandiflora Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 52331
Ricinus communis Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 18427
Ruellia succulenta Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Sabal palmetto Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Salix caroliniana Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Sambucus nigra subsp. canadensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Schefflera actinophylla Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 18427
Schinus terebinthifolius Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 18427
Schizachyrium gracile Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Schizachyrium rhizomatum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Schizachyrium sanguineum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Scleria ciliata var. ciliata Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Selaginella arenicola Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427 22675
Selaginella eatonii Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427 22671
Senna mexicana var. chapmanii Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated Not Introduced Native 15422
Senna obtusifolia Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 18427
Serenoa repens Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Setaria parviflora Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Sida acuta Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 18427
Sida elliottii Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Sisyrinchium angustifolium Present Native Not Introduced Native 15422
Smilax auriculata Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Smilax havanensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Solanum donianum Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated Not Introduced Native 15422
Solidago leavenworthii Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Solidago odora var. chapmanii Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Sonchus oleraceus Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized Introduced, Presumed Extirpated Ruderal 15422
Sorghastrum secundum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Spermacoce neoterminalis Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Spermacoce tetraquetra Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated Not Introduced Native 15422
Spermacoce verticillata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 18427
Sphagneticola trilobata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 18427
Sphenomeris clavata Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427 22672
Spigelia anthelmia Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 18427
Sporobolus junceus Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Sporobolus pyramidalis Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 18427
Stachytarpheta jamaicensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Stenaria nigricans var. floridana Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated Not Introduced Native 15422
Stenotaphrum secundatum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52331
Stillingia sylvatica Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Stylosanthes hamata Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 52331
Swietenia mahagoni Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 18427
Symphyotrichum adnatum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Symphyotrichum bahamense Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Symphyotrichum concolor Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Tabebuia aurea Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized Introduced, Presumed Extirpated Invasive 15422
Tabebuia heterophylla Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 18427
Tectaria fimbriata Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated Not Introduced Native 15422
Tephrosia florida Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Tetrazygia bicolor Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Thelypteris augescens Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated Not Introduced Native 15422
Thelypteris kunthii Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Toxicodendron radicans Present Native Not Introduced Native 52141
Tragia saxicola Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Tragia urens Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Trema lamarckiana Recorded as Present in Error 15422
Trema micrantha Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Trichostema dichotomum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Tridax procumbens Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 18427
Tripsacum floridanum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Typha domingensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Urena lobata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 18427
Vaccinium myrsinites Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Vachellia farnesiana var. farnesiana Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Vernonia blodgettii Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Vitis cinerea var. floridana Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Vitis rotundifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Waltheria indica Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Zamia integrifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 18427
Zoysia japonica Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 52331


References for Zoo Miami:
Bradley, K.A., and S.W. Woodmansee. 2000. Observations of vascular plants at the Miami-Metro Zoo, Richmond Pine Rocklands, Miami-Dade County, Florida. 28 July 2000. Institute for Regional Conservation. Miami, Florida.
Fairchild Tropical Garden. 1991. Vascular plant inventory, Metro-Zoo. Revised 8/27/91. Miami: Fairchild Tropical Garden.
Lange, J.J., J. Possley, & F. Ridgely. Observations of Vascular Plants at Miami Metrozoo in Miami-Dade County, FL, USA in Jul 2015. Email Communication 06 Aug 2015.
Ridgley, F. Observations of Aletris bracteata at Miami Metrozoo in Miami-Dade County, FL, USA in 2015. Email Communication from J. Possley on 27 May 2015.
Ridgley, F. 2014. Observations of Toxicodendron radicans at Miami Metro Zoo on 31 Mar 2014. Email Communication 03/31/2014.
Ridgley, F. 2016. Photographic voucher of Paspalum malacophyllum at Miami Metrozoo in Miami-Dade County. Email communication to C.G. Stocking 29 Sep 2016. Link to photographic voucher.
Ridgley, F. and D. Smith. Observations of Linum arenicola and Heteropogon contortus at Miami Metrozoo, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA on 13 Oct 2014. Email Communication 14 Oct 2014.
Ridgley, Frank. Personal communication regarding Clematis baldwinii at Miami Metrozoo, 12/31/2012.
Warren, A. 2013. Report of Murraya paniculata at Miami Metrozoo. Personal communication, September 13, 2013


Vouchers for Zoo Miami:
Bradley and Woodmansee 1257, FTG
Bradley and Woodmansee 1258, FTG
Bradley and Woodmansee 1259, FTG
Bradley and Woodmansee 1260, FTG
Bradley and Woodmansee 1261, FTG
Gann 200, FTG. Bucida buceras.
Lippincott et al. s.n., FTG