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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Calyptranthes zuzygium (L.) Sw.
Myrtle-of-the-river

Calyptranthes zuzygium
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat in Everglades National Park,
Miami-Dade County, Florida

Family: Myrtaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida and the Greater Antilles.

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

Map of South Florida Locations

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 Florida Keys Locations

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Collected in 1941 by Buswell (s.n., FTG) on Key Largo in the upper Keys. We consider this native and extant only on Key Largo.

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Calyptranthes zuzygium has been reported from the following 2 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




Calyptranthes zuzygium has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Coastal Berm
Rockland Hammock


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Calyptranthes zuzygium
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat in Everglades National Park,
Miami-Dade County, Florida

Calyptranthes zuzygium
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Calyptranthes zuzygium
Copyright by: George D. Gann