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Eugenia rhombea Krug & Urb.
Red stopper

Eugenia rhombea
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Family: Myrtaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

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

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Eugenia rhombea has been found in the following 11 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Attwood Addition, Indian Key Historic State Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Native
Little Hamaca Park Present Native, Cultivated Only
Mound Key Archaeological State Park Recorded as Present in Error
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native, Cultivated Only
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Native, Cultivated Only

Eugenia rhombea has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native

Eugenia rhombea has been found in the following habitat :
Rockland Hammock

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Eugenia rhombea
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Eugenia rhombea
Copyright by: George D. Gann