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Simpson Park
County: Miami-Dade County
Size: 8.5 acres
Latitude: 25.75833º Longitude: -80.19639º
Section: 12 Township: 54 Range: 41
Notes: WE ARE UPDATING THE DATA ON THIS PAGE - DO NOT CITE!
Managing Agency: Miami-Dade County Department of Parks and Recreation

There are 181 taxa reported for
Simpson Park

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Scientific Name: Occurrence: Native Status: Introduced Status: Invasive Status: Cultivated Status: Reference: Voucher:
Acanthocereus tetragonus Reported 52288
Adenanthera pavonina Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive Formerly Cultivated 52287
Agdestis clematidea Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive Formerly Cultivated 52287
Alpinia zerumbet Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Formerly Cultivated 52288
Ampelopsis arborea Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Amphitecna latifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Amyris elemifera Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Anredera vesicaria Doubtfully Present 52288
Antidesma bunius Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15329
Antigonon leptopus Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 15328
Ardisia escallonioides Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Asparagus aethiopicus Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15328
Asparagus setaceus Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52287
Bidens alba var. radiata Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15328
Bourreria succulenta Possibly Extirpated Native Not Introduced Native 52451 1563
Bucida buceras Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15328
Buddleja indica Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15328
Bursera simaruba Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Caesalpinia bonduc Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Callicarpa americana Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Calyptranthes pallens Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Campsis radicans Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15328
Canella winterana Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 52287
Carica papaya Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated Not Introduced Native Formerly Cultivated 52288
Caryota mitis Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52287
Catharanthus roseus Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15328
Celtis laevigata Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Chamaedorea seifrizii Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52287
Chiococca alba Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Chrysobalanus icaco Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Chrysophyllum oliviforme Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Cissus verticillata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Citharexylum spinosum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Citrus x aurantium Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15328
Citrus x paradisi Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15328
Clerodendrum speciosissimum Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only Potentially Invasive Formerly Cultivated 52288
Clusia rosea Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Potentially Invasive Cultivated 52287
Coccoloba diversifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Coccoloba uvifera Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Coccothrinax barbadensis Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive Cultivated 52287
Colubrina arborescens Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Potentially Invasive Cultivated 52288
Cordia sebestena Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15328
Crescentia cujete Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive Cultivated 52287
Cupaniopsis anacardioides Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52287
Cynophalla flexuosa Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Dalbergia brownei Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Delonix regia Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52287
Desmodium triflorum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15328
Dichondra carolinensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Digitaria ciliaris Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15328
Dioscorea bulbifera Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52287
Dolichandra unguis-cati Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52287
Drypetes lateriflora Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Ebenopsis ebano Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15328
Elaeodendron xylocarpum Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15328
Eleusine indica Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15328
Epipremnum pinnatum cv. Aureum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52287
Eriobotrya japonica Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15328
Erythrina herbacea Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Eugenia axillaris Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Eugenia confusa Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Eugenia foetida Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Eugenia luschnathiana Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15328
Eugenia uniflora Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52287
Eustachys petraea Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Exothea paniculata Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Ficus aurea Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Ficus citrifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Garcinia xanthochymus Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive Formerly Cultivated 52287
Glycosmis parviflora Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive Formerly Cultivated 52287 18281
Gomphrena serrata Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 11656
Gouania lupuloides Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Guaiacum officinale Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15328 24041
Guaiacum sanctum Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Potentially Invasive Cultivated 15328
Guapira discolor Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Guettarda elliptica Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Guettarda scabra Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Gymnanthes lucida Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Hamelia patens var. patens Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Herissantia crispa Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Hibiscus elatus Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15328
Hura crepitans Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive Cultivated 52287
Hylocereus undatus Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15328
Ipomoea alba Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Ipomoea indica Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Ixora pavetta Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive Formerly Cultivated 52287
Jasminum dichotomum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52287
Jasminum fluminense Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15328
Jasminum officinale Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15328
Kalanchoe delagoensis Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15328
Kalanchoe pinnata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15328
Krugiodendron ferreum Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Lantana camara Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15328
Lasiacis divaricata Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Lepidium virginicum Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15328
Leucaena leucocephala Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 52287
Licaria triandra Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52287
Lysiloma latisiliquum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Manilkara jaimiqui subsp. emarginata Doubtfully Present 52288
Manilkara zapota Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52287
Melicoccus bijugatus Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15328
Melothria pendula Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Merremia dissecta Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized 52288
Merremia tuberosa Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52287
Metopium toxiferum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Millettia pinnata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15328
Momordica charantia Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15328
Morinda royoc Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Morus rubra Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Myrcianthes fragrans Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Nectandra coriacea Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Nephrolepis exaltata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Neyraudia reynaudiana Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52288
Odontonema cuspidatum Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only Formerly Cultivated 52288
Oplismenus hirtellus subsp. setarius Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Parthenocissus quinquefolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Passiflora suberosa Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Peperomia obtusifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Pereskia aculeata Reported 52288
Persea borbonia var. borbonia Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Phyllanthus tenellus Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15328
Picramnia pentandra Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Pilea microphylla Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Piscidia piscipula Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Pisonia aculeata Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Pithecellobium dulce Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15328
Pleopeltis polypodioides var. michauxiana Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Plumbago zeylanica Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Plumeria obtusa Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15328
Polyalthia suberosa Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive Formerly Cultivated 52287
Pouteria campechiana Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52287
Prunus myrtifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Psychotria nervosa Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Psychotria punctata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15328
Psychotria tenuifolia Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated Not Introduced Native 52288
Pteris vittata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52287
Ptychosperma elegans Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive Formerly Cultivated 52287
Pyrostegia venusta Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52287
Quercus virginiana Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Randia aculeata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Rheedia aristata Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 52287
Rivina humilis Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Roystonea regia Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive Formerly Cultivated 52287
Ruellia simplex Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 15328
Sabal palmetto Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Samanea saman Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Formerly Cultivated 52288
Sansevieria hyacinthoides Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive Cultivated 52287
Sapindus saponaria var. saponaria Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Schaefferia frutescens Possibly Extirpated Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Formerly Cultivated 52287
Schefflera actinophylla Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52287
Selenicereus pteranthus Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15328
Senna siamea Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15328
Sida acuta Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15328
Sideroxylon celastrinum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Sideroxylon foetidissimum Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Sideroxylon salicifolium Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Simarouba glauca Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Smilax auriculata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Solandra grandiflora Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive Formerly Cultivated 52287
Solanum americanum Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15328
Spathodea campanulata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52287
Swietenia mahagoni Present Native Native 15328
Syngonium podophyllum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52287
Tabebuia heterophylla Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15328
Thelypteris kunthii Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Thrinax radiata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive Cultivated 52287
Thunbergia fragrans Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15328
Tillandsia fasciculata var. densispica Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Tillandsia setacea Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Tournefortia hirsutissima Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Tradescantia spathacea Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52287
Tradescantia zebrina Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 15328
Trichostigma octandrum Present Native Not Introduced Native 52287
Triphasia trifolia Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15328
Triumfetta semitriloba Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15328
Turbina corymbosa Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15328
Urochloa distachya Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15328
Zamia integrifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Zanthoxylum fagara Present Native Not Introduced Native 15328
Zephyranthes simpsonii Recorded as Present in Error 15328
Ziziphus mauritiana Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15328


References for Simpson Park:
Anonymous. No date. Annontations to Flora of Simpson Park, 1977. Miscellaneous annotations from field observations, compilation of four annotated lists, 1984-1996.
Anonymous. No date. Vascular plant checklist for Simpson Park. In files of The Institute for Regional Conservation, Delray Beach, FL.
Avery, G.N. 1983. Botanical notes of George Avery, south Florida botanist 1922 - 1983. Fairchild Tropical Garden Archives. Observation of Dalbergia brownei at Simpson Park, Miami (verified). 15 Aug 1968, with Ralph Beaudry.
Avery, G.N. 1983. Botanical notes of George Avery, south Florida botanist 1922 - 1983. Fairchild Tropical Garden Archives. Observation of Gomphrena serrata at Simpson Park, Miami. 9 Sep 1965.
Avery, G.N. 1983. Botanical notes of George Avery, south Florida botanist 1922 - 1983. Fairchild Tropical Garden Archives. Observation of Licaria triandra at Simpson Park, Miami. 11 Nov 1965.
Avery, G.N. 1983. Botanical notes of George Avery, south Florida botanist 1922 - 1983. Fairchild Tropical Garden Archives. Observation of small plant of Dalbergia brownei at Simpson Park, Miami (tentative). 20 Jul 1968.
Avery, G.N. 1983. Botanical notes of George Avery, south Florida botanist 1922 - 1983. Fairchild Tropical Garden Archives. Observations of Eugenia confusa at Simpson Park, Miami. 15 Aug 1968.
Avery, G.N. 1983. Botanical notes of George Avery, south Florida botanist 1922 - 1983. Fairchild Tropical Garden Archives. Observations of Eugenia confusa at Simpson Park, Miami. 17 Feb 1969.
Avery, G.N. 1983. Botanical notes of George Avery, south Florida botanist 1922 - 1983. Fairchild Tropical Garden Archives. Report by John Popenoe about Amphitecna latifolia being present at Simpson Park, Miami. 4 Jun 1973.
Beaudry, R [presumed author]. 1977. Flora of Simpson Park, 1977. In files of The Institute for Regional Conservation, Delray Beach, FL.
Fernandez, J.G. 2016. Photographic voucher of Bourreria succulenta at Simpson Park in Miami-Dade County in Jun 2006. Email communication to G.D. Gann 07 Apr 2016. Link to photographic voucher.
Gann, G.D., K.J. Buttry, J.J. Lange, J. Fernandez, J. Possley, L.M. Boehner and J. Lopez. 2015. Observations of vascular plants at Simpson Park, Miami, 18 Mar 2015. With A. Dominguez-Tio, M. Hayden, T. Lum, S. Mardonovich, K. Mutis, M. Rumble, K. Sanderford and B. Tome.
Swanson, C.E. 1934. Rare Trees In Miami. Letter to the editor of the Miami Daily News.
Woodmansee, S.W. 2000. Observation of Licaria triandra at Simpson Park, Miami-Dade County, Florida. 4 May 2000. Institute for Regional Conservation, Miami, Florida. 4 May 2000.


Vouchers for Simpson Park:
Correll & Correll 53217 USF. Voucher of Glycosmis parviflora at Simpson Park, Miami. 10 Jan 1982.
Craighead s.n. FLAS. Voucher of Guaiacum officinale at Simpson Park, Miami. 5 Jan 1956.
Rhodes, A.S. s.n. FLAS. Voucher of Guaicum officinale at Simpson Park, Miami. 27 Feb 1944.
Woodbury & Buswell s.n. FTG. Voucher of Bourerria succulenta at Simpson Park, Miami, Florida. 28 Oct 1946.