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Picramnia pentandra Sw.
Florida bitterbush

Family: Picramniaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies and northern South America (Venezuela).

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.

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Picramnia pentandra
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Other data on Picramnia pentandra available from :
Institute for Regional Conservation
IRC Species Account
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Picramnia pentandra has been found in the following 10 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Not Native, Naturalized
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades National Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Matheson Hammock Park Doubtfully Present
Sewell Park Present Native
Simpson Park Present Native
The Barnacle State Historic Park Present Native
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Present Native


Picramnia pentandra has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native


Picramnia pentandra has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock


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Picramnia pentandra
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Picramnia pentandra
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Picramnia pentandra
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley