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Sideroxylon reclinatum Michx. subsp. austrofloridense
(Whetstone) Kartesz & Gandhi
Everglades bully

Family: Sapotaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Endemic to South Florida in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties and possibly Collier County (see discussion in Gann 2015 below).

NatureServe Global Status: Critically Imperiled

United States Federal Status: Proposed Threatened

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For a current review of S. reclinatum ssp. austrofloridense throughout its range, see the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Species Profile.

See also, IRC’s report
Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park (Gann 2015), page 29.


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Sideroxylon reclinatum
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 16 March 2015
In habitat, Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park

Other data on Sideroxylon reclinatum subsp. austrofloridense available from :
Institute for Regional Conservation
IRC Species Account
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Sideroxylon reclinatum subsp. austrofloridense has been found in the following 8 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Reported
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Lucille Hammock Present Native
Pine Ridge Sanctuary Present Native
South Dade Wetlands Present Native


Sideroxylon reclinatum subsp. austrofloridense has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Monroe County (Mainland) Native


Sideroxylon reclinatum subsp. austrofloridense has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Marl Prairie
Pine Rockland


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Sideroxylon reclinatum
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 16 March 2015
In habitat, Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park
Sideroxylon reclinatum
Copyright by: Jimi Sadle, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park

Sideroxylon reclinatum
Copyright by: Jimi Sadle, 2013
In habitat, Everglades National Park
Sideroxylon reclinatum
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 24 May 2013
In habitat, Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park

Sideroxylon reclinatum
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 24 May 2013
In habitat, Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park
Sideroxylon reclinatum
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 24 May 2013
In habitat, Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park