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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Croton linearis Jacq.
Pineland croton, Grannybush

Croton linearis
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Family: Euphorbiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern peninsular Florida and the West Indies.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Apparently 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: Rare

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for pinelands and coastal sand dunes in the lower Keys.  We consider this native and extant in the lower Keys.

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Croton linearis has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Recorded as Present in Error
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native




Croton linearis has been reported for the following 3 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Beach Dune
Disturbed Upland
Pine Rockland


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Croton linearis
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Croton linearis
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Croton linearis
Copyright by: Kristen Finch, 2013
In cultivation, Palm Beach County, Florida

Croton linearis
Copyright by: Kristen Finch, 2013
In cultivation, Palm Beach County, Florida

Croton linearis
Copyright by: Kristen Finch, 2013
In cultivation, Palm Beach County, Florida