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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Eugenia confusa DC.
Ironwood, Redberry stopper

Eugenia confusa
Copyright by: Don & Joyce Gann

Family: Myrtaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida and the West Indies.

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: S2S3

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

Map of South Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: Visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood website for more information and images. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website. The report from the interior of Everglades National Park has not been substantiated.

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: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks in the upper Keys.  We consider this native and extant in the upper Keys (Key Largo).

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Eugenia confusa has been reported from the following 4 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




Eugenia confusa has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Coastal Berm
Rockland Hammock


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Eugenia confusa
Copyright by: Don & Joyce Gann

Eugenia confusa
Copyright by: Don & Joyce Gann

Eugenia confusa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Eugenia confusa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Eugenia confusa
Copyright by: James J. Lange, 2015
Seedling along trail, Simpson Park, Miami

Eugenia confusa
Copyright by: Keith J. Buttry, 2015
Seedlings of plants in habitat, Simpson Park
Miami, Florida