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Bourreria succulenta Jacq.
Smooth strongback, Bahama strongbark

Family: Boraginaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

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

State of Florida Status: Endangered

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Bourreria succulenta
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Florida, 2013

Other data on Bourreria succulenta available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Bourreria succulenta has been found in the following 25 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native, Cultivated Only
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Crandon Park Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Reported
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, Klopp Tract Present Native
Little Hamaca Park Present Native
Little Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Middle Torch Hammocks Parcel 3063, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Simpson Park Present Native
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Spoonbill Sound Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Torchwood Hammock Preserve Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Native


Bourreria succulenta has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native


Bourreria succulenta has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Rockland Hammock


All Images:

Bourreria succulenta
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Florida, 2013
Bourreria succulenta
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Bourreria succulenta
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Bourreria succulenta
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley