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Phoenix dactylifera L.
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Phoenix dactylifera
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Weinmann, J.W., Phytanthoza iconographia, vol. 4: t. 783 (1745) [unsigned]

Family: Arecaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Phoenix dactylifera has been found in the following 20 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Big Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Biscayne National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Chapman Field Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Crandon Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Indian Key Historic State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Long Key State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Middle Torch Hammocks Anderson, Lipchak, 3112 Parcels, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
National Key Deer Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Ramrod Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Ron Ehman Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Sewell Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Wahoo Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
West Biscayne Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized


Phoenix dactylifera has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock

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Phoenix dactylifera
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Weinmann, J.W., Phytanthoza iconographia, vol. 4: t. 783 (1745) [unsigned]
Phoenix dactylifera
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Chaumeton, F.P., Flore m├ędicale, vol. 3: t. 148bis (1830)