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Drypetes diversifolia Krug & Urb.
Milkbark, Whitewood

Drypetes diversifolia
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Florida, 2013

Family: Putranjivaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida and the Bahamas.

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Imperiled

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: 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 hammocks from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.  We consider this native and extant from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.

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Drypetes diversifolia has been reported from the following 22 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Big Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Lake San Pedro Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, Klopp Tract Present Native
Little Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
Middle Torch Hammocks Parcel 3063, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Spoonbill Sound Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Torchwood Hammock Preserve Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Native




Drypetes diversifolia has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Rockland Hammock


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Drypetes diversifolia
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Florida, 2013

Drypetes diversifolia
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Florida, 2013

Drypetes diversifolia
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Florida, 2013

Drypetes diversifolia
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Florida, 2013