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Clusia rosea Jacq.
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Clusia rosea
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Clusiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native, Extirpated then Reintroduced

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: Intensive research in herbaria indicates that this is native to the lower Florida Keys, where it was probably extirpated and then reintroduced from cultivated plants. It is widely cultivated and escaping well outside of its historical range nearly throughout South Florida.

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Clusia rosea has been found in the following 20 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Atlantic Dunes Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Bahia Honda State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Biscayne National Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Enchanted Forest Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Everglades National Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Ned Glenn Nature Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Oleta River State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Ron Ehman Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Simpson Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Tall Cypress Natural Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
West Biscayne Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized

Clusia rosea has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Native, Extirpated then Reintroduced

Clusia rosea has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Disturbed Upland
Maritime Hammock
Rockland Hammock

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Clusia rosea
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Clusia rosea
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Clusia rosea
Copyright by: Michelle Smith, 2018
In habitat, Ned Glenn Nature Preserve, Florida
Clusia rosea
Copyright by: Michelle Smith, 2018
In habitat, Ned Glenn Nature Preserve, Florida
Clusia rosea
Copyright by: Rosimar Rivera
Clusia rosea
Copyright by: Emily Warschefsky
Clusia rosea
Copyright by: Emily Warschefsky
Clusia rosea
Copyright by: Emily Warschefsky
Clusia rosea
Copyright by: Rosimar Rivera