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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Ardisia elliptica Thunb.
Shoe-button ardisia

Family: Primulaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Asia.

Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council Status: Category I Invasive

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

FISF Comments: For more images, click on the Atlas of Vascular Plants link below.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Sparingly naturalized in the Florida Keys. An herbarium specimen is needed for the Monroe County Keys.


Ardisia elliptica
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Other data on Ardisia elliptica available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants

Ardisia elliptica has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland

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Ardisia elliptica
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Ardisia elliptica
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer