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Gymnanthes lucida Sw.
Crabwood, Oysterwood

Gymnanthes lucida
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico and Central 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 Gymnanthes lucida available from :

Gymnanthes lucida has been found in the following 30 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Native
Attwood Addition, Indian Key Historic State Park Present Native
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Crandon Park Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Reported
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
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Lake San Pedro Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area 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
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Native
Simpson Park Present Native
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Torchwood Hammock Preserve Present Native
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Present Native
Wahoo Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Native

Gymnanthes lucida has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native

Gymnanthes lucida has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Maritime Hammock
Rockland Hammock

All Images:

Gymnanthes lucida
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Gymnanthes lucida
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Gymnanthes lucida
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida,
with characteristic epiphyllus lichens
Gymnanthes lucida
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Gymnanthes lucida
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Florida, 2013