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Sideroxylon tenax L.
Tough Florida bully

Sideroxylon tenax
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Sapotaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States.

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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Sideroxylon tenax has been found in the following 15 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Atlantic Dunes Park Present Native, Cultivated Only
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Delray Beach Municipal Beach Present Native, Cultivated Only
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hobe Sound Sandhill Present Native
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Kiplinger Present Native
Loggerhead Park Present Native
Rocky Point Hammock Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Seacrest Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Twin Rivers Present Native
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Native

Sideroxylon tenax has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County

Sideroxylon tenax has been found in the following habitat :
Scrub

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Sideroxylon tenax
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Sideroxylon tenax
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Sideroxylon tenax
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Sideroxylon tenax
Copyright by: Shirley Denton