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Dypsis lutescens (H. Wendl.) Beentje & J. Dransf.
Yellow palm, Areca palm

Dypsis lutescens
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Flore de Madagascar et des Comores, Palmiers, vol. 30: Palmiers, p. 107 (1945)

Family: Arecaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

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. Widely cultivated but apparently not yet naturalized in the Florida Keys. It rarely naturalizes on the mainland.

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Dypsis lutescens has been reported from the following 4 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only






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Dypsis lutescens
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Flore de Madagascar et des Comores, Palmiers, vol. 30: Palmiers, p. 107 (1945)