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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Croton punctatus Jacq.
Beach-tea, Gulf croton

Croton punctatus
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the Greater Antilles (Cuba), Mexico, Central America and South America.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

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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: 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. Native to the barrier islands to the north of the Florida Keys. Sparingly cultivated.

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Croton punctatus has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Beach Dune


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Croton punctatus
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Croton punctatus
Copyright by: George D. Gann