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Barleria cristata L.
Crested Philippine-violet

Barleria cristata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Acanthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Asia; widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere in the tropics and subtropics.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Other data on Barleria cristata available from :

Barleria cristata has been found in the following 18 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Black Creek Forest 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
Crandon Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dupuis Reserve Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Enchanted Forest Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Not Native, Naturalized
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center Present Not Native, Naturalized
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Porter-Russell Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
The Barnacle State Historic Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Tree Tops Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Trinity Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized

Barleria cristata has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized

Barleria cristata has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Barleria cristata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Barleria cristata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Barleria cristata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Barleria cristata
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr