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Maytenus phyllanthoides Benth.
Florida mayten

Maytenus phyllanthoides
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Florida, 2013

Family: Celastraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States (Florida, Texas), the West Indies (Cuba, Bahamas) and Mexico.

Map of Florida Locations

State of Florida Status: Threatened

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

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.

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Maytenus phyllanthoides has been found in the following 33 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Reported
Big Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Bocilla Preserve Present Native
Cape Romano - Ten Thousand Islands Aquatic Preserve Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Gasparilla Island Conservation and Improvement Association tract A
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Kitchen Key
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
Little Hamaca Park Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
Matanzas Pass Preserve Present Native
Middle Torch Hammocks Anderson, Lipchak, 3112 Parcels, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Mound Key Archaeological State Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Ramrod Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Torchwood Hammock Preserve Present Native
Wahoo Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Reported

Maytenus phyllanthoides has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native

Maytenus phyllanthoides has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Coastal Grassland
Shell Mound
Tidal Marsh

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Maytenus phyllanthoides
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Florida, 2013
Maytenus phyllanthoides
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Florida, 2013
Maytenus phyllanthoides
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Florida 2013
Maytenus phyllanthoides
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Florida, 2013
Maytenus phyllanthoides
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer