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Dalbergia ecastaphyllum (L.) Taubert

Dalbergia ecastaphyllum
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Peninsular Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World tropics (Africa).


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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: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Imperiled

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: First collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on the island of Key West.  Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for coastal sand dunes and hammocks from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.  We consider this native to the upper Keys and the lower Keys, but we have no records for the middle Keys.

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Dalbergia ecastaphyllum has been reported from the following 5 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Reported
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
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Present Native

Dalbergia ecastaphyllum has been reported for the following 5 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Beach Dune
Coastal Berm
Disturbed Upland
Freshwater Tidal Swamp
Tidal Marsh

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Dalbergia ecastaphyllum
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Dalbergia ecastaphyllum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton