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Ficus altissima Blume
Council tree

Ficus altissima
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Moraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Map of Florida Locations

FLEPPC Status: Category II Invasive

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Ficus altissima has been found in the following 24 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Biscayne National Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades National Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Gopher Tortoise Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Greynolds Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Kendall Indian Hammocks Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Koreshan State Historic Site Present Not Native, Naturalized
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Oak Grove Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rockdale Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Seacrest Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Seminole Wayside Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Present Not Native, Naturalized

Ficus altissima has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

Ficus altissima has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock
Scrub

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Ficus altissima
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Ficus altissima
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Ficus altissima
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