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Chrysobalanus icaco L.
Coco-plum

Chrysobalanus icaco
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2016
In habitat, Piñones State Forest, Loíza, Puerto Rico, Enlarge

Family: Chrysobalanaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Peninsular Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, northern South America and western Africa.

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

Comments: Visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood website for more information and images. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.

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: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.  Mapped by Elbert L. Little, Jr. (1978) for Key Largo and then disjunct to the lower Florida Keys.  We consider this native to the upper Keys (Key Largo) and the lower Keys.  This appears to have been extirpated on Key Largo, but has now become reestablished from the progeny of cultivated plants.

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Chrysobalanus icaco has been reported from the following 5 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native, Cultivated Only
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native, Cultivated Only
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native, Cultivated Only
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native




Chrysobalanus icaco has been reported for the following 6 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Coastal Interdunal Swale
Disturbed Wetland
Freshwater Tidal Swamp
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock
Sinkhole


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Chrysobalanus icaco
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2016
In habitat, Piñones State Forest, Loíza, Puerto Rico, Enlarge

Chrysobalanus icaco
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area, Broward County, Florida

Chrysobalanus icaco
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area, Broward County, Florida

Chrysobalanus icaco
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Chrysobalanus icaco
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Chrysobalanus icaco
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Miramar Pineland Natural Area,
Broward County, Florida

Chrysobalanus icaco
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Chrysobalanus icaco
Copyright by: Ecohorizons

Chrysobalanus icaco
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Chrysobalanus icaco
Copyright by: Wes Jurgens

Chrysobalanus icaco
Copyright by: Shirley Denton