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Cupania glabra Sw.
American toadwood

Family: Sapindaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of South Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: For more information and images, visit Florida Invasive Plant Species Mobile Field Guide (FLIP).

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: First collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on Big Pine Key.  Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks on Big Pine Key.  We consider this native and extant in the lower Keys on and near Big Pine Key.  For more information on C. glabra in the Florida Keys, see IRC's species account.

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Cupania glabra has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Assumed to be Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native




Cupania glabra has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Rockland Hammock