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Ficus citrifolia Mill.
Short-leaf fig, Wild banyan tree

Ficus citrifolia
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Moraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

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

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

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.

Synonyms: F. brevifolia.

Other data on Ficus citrifolia available from :

Ficus citrifolia has been found in the following 104 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. 'Doug' Barnes Park Present Native
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Native
Arch Creek Addition Present
Arch Creek Park Present Native
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Big and Little George Hammocks Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Big Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Black Creek Forest Present Native
Black Point Park and Marina Present Native
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Boystown Pineland Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Coral Pines Park Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Doris Davis Forman Wilderness Preserve Natural Area Present Native
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Eachus Pineland Present Native
Enchanted Forest Park Present Native
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Native
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Florida City Pineland Present Native
Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Present Native
Gold Coast Railroad Museum Present Native
Goulds Pineland Present Native
Greynolds Park Present Native
Harden Hammock Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native
Indian Key Historic State Park Present Native
Ingram Pineland Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Kendall Indian Hammocks Park Present Native
Kendalwood Present Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, Klopp Tract Present Native
Little Hamaca Park Reported
Little Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
Loveland Hammock Present Native
Lucille Hammock Present Native
Ludlam Pineland Present Native
Luis Martinez United States Army Reserve Station, Richmond Pine Rocklands Present Native
Mangrove Preserve Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Medlock Pineland Present Native
Middle Torch Hammocks Anderson, Lipchak, 3112 Parcels, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Middle Torch Hammocks Parcel 3063, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland #23 Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native
Ned Glenn Nature Preserve Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Addition Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Present Native
Oleta River State Park Present Native
Palm Drive Pineland Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Pine Ridge Sanctuary Present Native
Quail Roost Pineland Present Native
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Native
Ramrod Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Rockdale Pineland Present Native
Ron Ehman Park Present Native
Seminole Wayside Park Present Native
Sewell Park Present Native
Silver Palm Groves Present Native
Silver Palm Hammock Present Native
Simpson Park Present Native
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
South Dade Wetlands Present Native
Southern Glades Present Native
Spoonbill Sound Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Sunny Palms Pineland Present Native
Tall Cypress Natural Area Present Native
Tamiami Pineland Complex Addition Present Native
The Barnacle State Historic Park Present Native
Torchwood Hammock Preserve Present Native
Tree Island Park Present Native
Trinity Pineland Present Native
Tropical Park Present Native
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Present Native
West Biscayne Pineland Present Native
West Lake Park/Anne Kolb Nature Center Present Native
Whispering Pines Hammock Preserve Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Native
Woodmont Natural Area Present Native
Zoo Miami Present Native

Ficus citrifolia has been found in the following 5 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native

Ficus citrifolia has been found in the following 5 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Maritime Hammock
Marl Prairie
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock

All Images:

Ficus citrifolia
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Ficus citrifolia
Copyright by: Michelle M. Smith, 2018
In habitat, Ned Glenn Nature Preserve, Florida
Ficus citrifolia
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Ficus citrifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Ficus citrifolia
Copyright by: Don & Joyce Gann
Ficus citrifolia
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer