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Eugenia confusa DC.
Ironwood, Redberry stopper

Eugenia confusa
Copyright by: Don & Joyce Gann

Family: Myrtaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida and the West Indies.

Map of Florida Locations

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: S2S3

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

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. The report from the interior of Everglades National Park has not been substantiated.

Other data on Eugenia confusa available from :

Eugenia confusa has been found in the following 18 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Not Native, Naturalized
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Enchanted Forest Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Everglades National Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Meissner Hammock Present Not Native, Naturalized
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Reported
Sewell Park Present Native
Simpson Park Present Native
The Barnacle State Historic Park Present Native
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Present Native

Eugenia confusa has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Martin County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native

Eugenia confusa has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Rockland Hammock

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Eugenia confusa
Copyright by: Don & Joyce Gann
Eugenia confusa
Copyright by: Don & Joyce Gann
Eugenia confusa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Eugenia confusa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Eugenia confusa
Copyright by: James J. Lange, 2015
Seedling along trail, Simpson Park, Miami
Eugenia confusa
Copyright by: Keith J. Buttry, 2015
Seedlings of plants in habitat, Simpson Park
Miami, Florida