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Carya floridana Sarg.
Scrub hickory

Carya floridana
Copyright by: Dennis de Zeeuw, 2016
Enchanted Forest Nature Sanctuary, Brevard County, Florida
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Family: Juglandaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Endemic to peninsular Florida, from Volusia, Marion and Lake counties south to Miami-Dade, Highlands and Charlotte counties.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: A small tree or large shrub found in dry soils primarily in Martin and northeastern Palm Beach counties. Also collected by Charles Torrey Simpson in Miami-Dade County east of what is now downtown South Miami in 1919 (s.n. NY, s.n. NY), and one mile south of Coconut Grove by John Kunkel Small and colleagues in 1924 (11161 NY); vouchered by Charles Torrey Simpson from just north of the Hillsboro River in northern Broward County in 1920 (s.n. NY); and, collected in eastern Charlotte County by Olga Lakela and Robert W. Long in 1965 (28255 USF). The east of South Miami (from "Old Larkin" = ~Cocoplum Circle) and south of Coconut Grove collections represent the same population, and localities perhaps one mile apart. Although Simpson commented in a letter to John Kunkel Small that the plant he vouchered could have been planted, the size of it (40-50 feet tall with one trunk as big as his body) suggests it predated pioneer settlement.

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. Although Littleā€™s inclusion of northern Glades County has not been verified, it seems probable given its proximity to nearby populations in southern Highlands County and available habitat.

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Carya floridana has been found in the following 10 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Daskas Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hobe Sound Sandhill Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Peck Lake Park Present Native
Rocky Point Hammock Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Twin Rivers Present Native

Carya floridana has been found in the following 5 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Charlotte County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Palm Beach County Native

Carya floridana has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Scrub
Scrubby Flatwoods
Xeric Hammock

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Carya floridana
Copyright by: Dennis de Zeeuw, 2016
Enchanted Forest Nature Sanctuary, Brevard County, Florida
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Carya floridana
Copyright by: Dennis de Zeeuw, 2016
Enchanted Forest Nature Sanctuary, Brevard County, Florida
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Carya floridana
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Carya floridana
Copyright by: John Bradford
Carya floridana
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Carya floridana
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Carya floridana
Copyright by: Shirley Denton