Please scroll to the bottom for more images.
Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Ardisia elliptica Thunb.
Shoe-button ardisia

Ardisia elliptica
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Family: Primulaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Asia.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

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.

Other data on Ardisia elliptica available from :






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


All Images:

Ardisia elliptica
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Ardisia elliptica
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer