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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Callicarpa americana L.
American beautyberry

Callicarpa americana
Copyright by: Adriana Olavarria

Family: Lamiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Bermuda, southern and central United States and the West Indies (Cuba, Bahamas).

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

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. Collected in 1974 on North Key Largo by George Molnar (s.n., FTG) and reported for several sites on Key Largo in 1977 and 1978 by Karen Achor and Art Weiner (Weiner, 1980). We consider this native and extant in the upper Keys (Key Largo).

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Callicarpa americana has been reported from the following 3 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native




Callicarpa americana has been reported for the following 3 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock


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Callicarpa americana
Copyright by: Adriana Olavarria

Callicarpa americana
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2012
In habitat, Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida

Callicarpa americana
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Secret Woods Buffer and Nature Center,
Broward County, Florida

Callicarpa americana
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Callicarpa americana
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, Broward County, Florida

Callicarpa americana
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Callicarpa americana
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Callicarpa americana
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Callicarpa americana
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Callicarpa americana
Copyright by: Shirley Denton