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Guettarda elliptica Sw.
Everglades velvetseed, Hammock velvetseed

Guettarda elliptica
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Family: Rubiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

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

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Apparently 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.

Other data on Guettarda elliptica available from :

Guettarda elliptica has been found in the following 29 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Native
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
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Florida City Pineland Present Native
Harden Hammock Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, Klopp Tract Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland #39 Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native
Palm Drive Pineland Present Native
Pine Ridge Sanctuary Present Native
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Native
Simpson Park Present Native
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Sunny Palms Pineland Present Native
The Barnacle State Historic Park Present Native
Twin Rivers Present Native
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Native

Guettarda elliptica has been found in the following 5 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native

Guettarda elliptica has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Maritime Hammock
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock

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Guettarda elliptica
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Guettarda elliptica
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Guettarda elliptica
Copyright by: George D. Gann