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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Caryota mitis Lour.
Burmese fishtail palm

Caryota mitis
Copyright by: Paul Craft
from The Palm Nut Pages.

Family: Arecaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Tropical Asia.

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Cultivated nearly throughout the Florida Keys. This has become naturalized in other parts of South Florida and could potentially become naturalized in the Florida Keys.

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Caryota mitis has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only

Caryota mitis has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland

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Caryota mitis
Copyright by: Paul Craft
from The Palm Nut Pages.