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Persea borbonia (L.) Spreng. var. humilis
(Nash) Kopp
Scrub bay, Silk bay

Persea borbonia
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Lauraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Endemic to peninsular Florida.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Persea borbonia var. humilis has been found in the following 17 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Delray Oaks Natural Area Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
Gomez Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hobe Sound Sandhill Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Loggerhead Park Present Native
Rocky Point Hammock Present Native
Rosemary Ridge Preserve Present Native
Rosemary Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Seacrest Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Serenoa Glade Preserve Present Native
Whispering Pines Hammock Preserve Recorded as Present in Error
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Native

Persea borbonia var. humilis has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Martin County Native
Palm Beach County

Persea borbonia var. humilis has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Scrub
Scrubby Flatwoods
Xeric Hammock

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Persea borbonia
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Persea borbonia
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Persea borbonia
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Persea borbonia
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Persea borbonia
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Persea borbonia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton