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Alvaradoa amorphoides Liebm.
Mexican alvaradoa

Family: Picramniaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico and Central America.

NatureServe Global Status: Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Distinguished from the common A. elemifera in having: leaflets often 5 and usually more than 5 cm long (versus usually 3 and less than 5 cm long); inflorescence downy hairy (versus glabrous); ovary hairy, stalked (versus glabrous, sessile); and fruit elongated, 9-14 mm long (versus rounded, 5-8 mm long) (from Tomlinson 1980).


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Alvaradoa amorphoides
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Other data on Alvaradoa amorphoides available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Alvaradoa amorphoides has been found in the following 10 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 28 Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 31 Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 33 Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Chernoff Hammock Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Silver Palm Hammock Present Native


Alvaradoa amorphoides has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native


Alvaradoa amorphoides has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock


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Alvaradoa amorphoides
Copyright by: Steven W. Woodmansee
Alvaradoa amorphoides
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Alvaradoa amorphoides
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Alvaradoa amorphoides
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Alvaradoa amorphoides
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Alvaradoa amorphoides
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Alvaradoa amorphoides
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