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Caesalpinia crista L.
Yellow nicker

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Tropical Asia.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Possibly Extirpated

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Comments: For images, visit the Nature Love You (Singapore) website. Note the lack of prickles on the fruits, which differentiates this species from the natives C. bonduc and C. major. Known only from specimens at the New York Botanical Garden herbarium (NY).

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Caesalpinia crista has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Lee County Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized

Caesalpinia crista has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland