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Calyptranthes zuzygium (L.) Sw.
Myrtle-of-the-river

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

Family: Myrtaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida and the Greater Antilles.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Calyptranthes zuzygium has been found in the following 6 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Bill Sadowski Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Doubtfully Present
Everglades National Park Present Native
Silver Palm Groves Present Native

Calyptranthes zuzygium has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native

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

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