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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.

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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