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Acoelorraphe wrightii (Griseb. & H. Wendl.) H. Wendl. ex Becc.
Paurotis palm, Everglades palm

Family: Arecaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the Bahamas, Cuba, Mexico, Central America and the Colombian Caribbean Islands.

State of Florida Status: Threatened

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Acoelorraphe wrightii
Copyright by: Susan Trammell

Other data on Acoelorraphe wrightii available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Acoelorraphe wrightii has been found in the following 12 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Biscayne National Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Enchanted Forest Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Greynolds Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only


Acoelorraphe wrightii has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native


Acoelorraphe wrightii has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Bayhead
Coastal Berm
Prairie Hammock
Strand Swamp


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Acoelorraphe wrightii
Copyright by: Susan Trammell
Acoelorraphe wrightii
Copyright by: Susan Trammell

Acoelorraphe wrightii
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Acoelorraphe wrightii
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Acoelorraphe wrightii
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Acoelorraphe wrightii
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Acoelorraphe wrightii
Copyright by: Shirley Denton