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Adonidia merrillii (Becc.) Becc.
Manilla palm, Christmas palm

Family: Arecaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Philippines (Palawan Islands); widely cultivated in the tropics and subtropics but rarely naturalizing.

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Adonidia merrillii
Copyright by: Paul Craft
from the Palm Nut Pages.

Other data on Adonidia merrillii available from :
Adonidia merrillii has been found in the following 13 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. 'Doug' Barnes Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Atlantic Dunes Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Biscayne National Park Reported
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dry Tortugas National Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Everglades National Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Ramrod Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Red Reef Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only


Adonidia merrillii has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Cultivated Only




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Adonidia merrillii
Copyright by: Paul Craft
from the Palm Nut Pages.