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Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott
Arrowleaf elephantear

Xanthosoma sagittifolium
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Family: Araceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Map of Florida Locations

FLEPPC Status: Category II Invasive

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Xanthosoma sagittifolium has been found in the following 19 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big and Little George Hammocks Present Not Native, Naturalized
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Castellow Hammock parcel 28 Present Not Native, Naturalized
Castellow Hammock parcel 31 Present Not Native, Naturalized
Castellow Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dupuis Reserve Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades National Park Assumed to be Present Not Native, Naturalized
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Kendall Indian Hammocks Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Riverbend Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Tall Cypress Natural Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Tradewinds Park & Stables Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Whispering Pines Hammock Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized

Xanthosoma sagittifolium has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized

Xanthosoma sagittifolium has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Wetland

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Xanthosoma sagittifolium
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Xanthosoma sagittifolium
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr