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Adonidia merrillii (Becc.) Becc.
Manilla palm, Christmas palm

Family: Arecaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Philippines (Palawan Islands); widely cultivated in the tropics and subtropics but rarely naturalizing.

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

FLORIDA KEYS Comments: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Although seedlings will recruit near the parent plant, we have no evidence that this is naturalized in the Florida Keys.

Adonidia merrillii
Copyright by: Paul Craft
from the Palm Nut Pages.

Other data on Adonidia merrillii available from :
Adonidia merrillii has been reported from the following 6 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Reported
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dry Tortugas National Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Ramrod Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only






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Adonidia merrillii
Copyright by: Paul Craft
from the Palm Nut Pages.