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Gliricidia sepium (Jacq.) Steud.
Nicaraguan cocoa shade

Gliricidia sepium
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Mexico, Central America and South America; widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Other data on Gliricidia sepium available from :

Gliricidia sepium has been found in the following 2 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only

Gliricidia sepium has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Cultivated Only

Gliricidia sepium has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Gliricidia sepium
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Gliricidia sepium
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Gliricidia sepium
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2016
Cultivated, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Enlarge
Gliricidia sepium
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Gliricidia sepium
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr