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Calyptranthes pallens Griseb.
Spicewood, Pale lidflower

Family: Myrtaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

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

State of Florida Status: Threatened

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Calyptranthes pallens
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat in Everglades National Park,
Miami-Dade County, Florida

Other data on Calyptranthes pallens available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Calyptranthes pallens has been found in the following 41 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Native
Arch Creek Park Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Big Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Black Creek Forest Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 28 Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 33 Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Enchanted Forest Park Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Present Native
Greynolds Park Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Kendalwood Present Native, Cultivated Only
Little Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Lucille Hammock Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Meissner Hammock Present Native
Middle Torch Hammocks Anderson, Lipchak, 3112 Parcels, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Middle Torch Hammocks Parcel 3063, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Native
Sewell Park Present Native
Silver Palm Groves Present Native
Simpson Park Present Native
South Dade Wetlands Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
The Barnacle State Historic Park Present Native
Torchwood Hammock Preserve Present Native
Tree Tops Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Present Native
Whispering Pines Hammock Preserve Present Native


Calyptranthes pallens has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Lee County Recorded as Present in Error
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native


Calyptranthes pallens has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Rockland Hammock


All Images:

Calyptranthes pallens
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat in Everglades National Park,
Miami-Dade County, Florida
Calyptranthes pallens
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Calyptranthes pallens
Copyright by: Susan Trammell
Calyptranthes pallens
Copyright by: Shirley Denton