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Styrax americanus Lam.
Storax, American snowbell

Family: Styracaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central United States.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: Reported as presumed extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2012: 104-105). Rediscovered in South Florida by Alan Franck in 2012 at Prairie Creek Preserve in Charlotte County (Frank 3032 USF). For images, click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.

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Styrax americanus has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Styrax americanus has been found in the following habitat :
Mesic Hammock