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Canella winterana (L.) Gaertn.
Cinnamon bark, Pepper cinnamon

Canella winterana
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Canellaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico and the Bay Islands of Honduras.

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: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: Visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood website for more information and images. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.

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Canella winterana has been found in the following 15 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Enchanted Forest Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Everglades National Park Present Native
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Lake San Pedro Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Native
Military Trail Natural Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
National Key Deer Refuge Assumed to be Present Native
Simpson Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only

Canella winterana has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native

Canella winterana has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Rockland Hammock

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Canella winterana
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Canella winterana
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Canella winterana
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Dominican Republic, 2011
Canella winterana
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Canella winterana
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Canella winterana
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Canella winterana
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer