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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Dalbergia brownei (Jacq.) Schinz
Brown’s Indian rosewood

Dalbergia brownei
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2013
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Florida

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the Greater Antilles (not Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands), Mexico, Central America and South America.

State of Florida Status: Endangered

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not 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 hammocks in the upper Keys.  We consider this native and extant in the upper Keys.

Syonyms: Amerimnon brownei.

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Dalbergia brownei has been reported from the following 5 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Reported




Dalbergia brownei has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Rockland Hammock
Tidal Swamp


All Images:

Dalbergia brownei
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2013
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Florida

Dalbergia brownei
Copyright by: Etienne Hernandez-Perez, 2017
In habitat, Simpson Park, Miami-Dade County, Florida

Dalbergia brownei
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2013
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Florida