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Cecropia palmata Willd.
Snakewood tree

Cecropia palmata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Urticaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

FLEPPC Status: Category II Invasive

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Other data on Cecropia palmata available from :

Cecropia palmata has been found in the following 7 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Castellow Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Doris Davis Forman Wilderness Preserve Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Ingram Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center Present Not Native, Naturalized
Silver Palm Groves Present Not Native, Naturalized
West Biscayne Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized

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

Cecropia palmata has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock

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Cecropia palmata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley