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Ardisia escallonioides Schiede & Deppe ex Schltdl. & Cham.
Marlberry

Family: Primulaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Peninsular Florida, the West Indies, southern Mexico and Central America.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

FISF Comments: Visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood website for more information and images and click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below for more images. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.

FISF Synonyms: A. paniculata, A. pickeringia, Icacorea paniculata.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Rare

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1884 by J. Cosmo Melvill for the island of Key West.  Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks and pinelands from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.

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Ardisia escallonioides
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida

Other data on Ardisia escallonioides available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Ardisia escallonioides has been reported from the following 18 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Reported
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Lake San Pedro Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, Klopp Tract Present Native
Little Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Middle Torch Hammocks Parcel 3063, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Torchwood Hammock Preserve Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Native




Ardisia escallonioides has been reported for the following 3 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Coastal Berm
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock


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Ardisia escallonioides
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
Ardisia escallonioides
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Ardisia escallonioides
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Ardisia escallonioides
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Ardisia escallonioides
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Ardisia escallonioides
Copyright by: Kristen Finch
In habitat, Juno Dunes Natural Area, FL, 2013

Ardisia escallonioides
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Ardisia escallonioides
Copyright by: George D. Gann