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Adenanthera pavonina L.
Red sandalwood, Red beardtree

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Tropical Asia; widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere.

FLEPPC Status: Category II Invasive

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Adenanthera pavonina
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Other data on Adenanthera pavonina available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Adenanthera pavonina has been found in the following 13 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Not Native, Naturalized
Castellow Hammock parcel 31 Present Not Native, Naturalized
Castellow Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Kendall Indian Hammocks Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Reported
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Sewell Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Simpson Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
The Barnacle State Historic Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Present Not Native, Naturalized


Adenanthera pavonina has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Naturalized


Adenanthera pavonina has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Prairie Hammock
Rockland Hammock


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Adenanthera pavonina
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr