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Caryota mitis Lour.
Burmese fishtail palm

Caryota mitis
Copyright by: Paul Craft
from The Palm Nut Pages.

Family: Arecaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Tropical Asia.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Caryota mitis has been found in the following 22 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. 'Doug' Barnes Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Atlantic Dunes Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Big and Little George Hammocks Present Not Native, Naturalized
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Bill Sadowski Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Black Creek Forest Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Delray Beach, Lake Ida parcel Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dupuis Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Not Native, Naturalized
Greynolds Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Koreshan State Historic Site Present Not Native, Naturalized
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Ocean Ridge Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Pine Jog Environmental Sciences Center Present Not Native, Naturalized
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Simpson Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
The Barnacle State Historic Park Present Not Native, Naturalized

Caryota mitis has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized

Caryota mitis has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Maritime Hammock
Rockland Hammock

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Caryota mitis
Copyright by: Paul Craft
from The Palm Nut Pages.