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Tetrazygia bicolor (Mill.) Cogn.
West Indian-lilac, Florida clover ash

Tetrazygia bicolor
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Family: Melastomataceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida and the West Indies (Cuba, Bahamas, Hispaniola).

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

State of Florida Status: Threatened

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Tetrazygia bicolor has been found in the following 52 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Andrew Dodge Memorial Pineland Present Native
Big and Little George Hammocks Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Black Creek Forest Present Native
Boystown Pineland Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 28 Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 31 Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 33 Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Chernoff Hammock Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Eachus Pineland Present Native
Enchanted Forest Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Everglades National Park Present Native
Florida City Pineland Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Present Native
George N. Avery Pineland Present Native
Gold Coast Railroad Museum Present Native
Goulds Pineland Present Native
Harden Hammock Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Native
Ingram Pineland Present Native
John Kunkel Small Pineland Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Loveland Hammock Present Native
Lucille Hammock Present Native
Luis Martinez United States Army Reserve Station, Richmond Pine Rocklands Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Medlock Pineland Present Native
Meissner Hammock Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland #23 Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland #39 Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native
Ned Glenn Nature Preserve Present Native
Northrop Pineland Present Native
Palm Drive Pineland Present Native
Pine Ridge Sanctuary Present Native
Porter-Russell Pineland Present Native
Quail Roost Pineland Present Native
Rock Pit #34 Present Native
Rock Pit #39 Present Native
Seminole Wayside Park Present Native
Silver Palm Groves Present Native
Silver Palm Hammock Present Native
Southern Glades Present Native
Sunny Palms Pineland Present Native
Tamiami Pineland Complex Addition Present Native
West Biscayne Pineland Present Native
Whispering Pines Hammock Preserve Present Native
Zoo Miami Present Native

Tetrazygia bicolor has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Recorded as Present in Error

Tetrazygia bicolor has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Marl Prairie
Pine Rockland

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Tetrazygia bicolor
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Tetrazygia bicolor
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Tetrazygia bicolor
Copyright by: Shirley Denton