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Guettarda scabra (L.) Vent.
Rough velvetseed

Guettarda scabra
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Rubiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida and the West Indies.

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.

Other data on Guettarda scabra available from :

Guettarda scabra has been found in the following 66 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Andrew Dodge Memorial Pineland Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Black Creek Forest Present Native
Boystown Pineland Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 28 Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 31 Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 33 Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Chernoff Hammock 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
Eachus Pineland Present Native
Enchanted Forest Park Present Native, Cultivated Only
Everglades National Park Present Native
Florida City Pineland Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Present Native
George N. Avery Pineland Present Native
Gold Coast Railroad Museum Present Native
Goulds Pineland Present Native
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Reported
Greynolds Park Present Native
Harden Hammock Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Native
Ingram Pineland Present Native
John Kunkel Small Pineland Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Little Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Lucille Hammock Present Native
Luis Martinez United States Army Reserve Station, Richmond Pine Rocklands Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Medlock Pineland Present Native
Meissner Hammock 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 #39 Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Present Native
Northrop Pineland Present Native
Palm Drive Pineland Present Native
Pine Ridge Sanctuary Present Native
Porter-Russell Pineland Present Native
Quail Roost Pineland Present Native
Ramrod Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Rock Pit #34 Present Native
Rock Pit #39 Present Native
Seminole Wayside 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
Sunny Palms Pineland Present Native
Tamiami Pineland Complex Addition Present Native
The Barnacle State Historic Park Present Native
Twin Rivers Present Native
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Present Native
West Biscayne Pineland Present Native
Whispering Pines Hammock Preserve Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Reported
Zoo Miami Present Native

Guettarda scabra has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Palm Beach County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

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

All Images:

Guettarda scabra
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Guettarda scabra
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
Guettarda scabra
Copyright by: Don & Joyce Gann
Guettarda scabra
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Guettarda scabra
Copyright by: Eric Fleites