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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Pencil-cactus, Pencil tree, Indian tree spurg

Euphorbia tirucalli
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Reported for the Monroe County Keys by the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants, but a specimen at FSU needs to be checked. All of our records are from plants persisting from cultivation.

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Euphorbia tirucalli has been reported from the following 7 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Lake San Pedro Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
National Key Deer Refuge Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only






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Euphorbia tirucalli
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Euphorbia tirucalli
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Euphorbia tirucalli
Copyright by: Thrity Vakil; Agrandar.

Euphorbia tirucalli
Copyright by: Thrity Vakil; Agrandar.

Euphorbia tirucalli
Copyright by: Thrity Vakil; Agrandar.

Euphorbia tirucalli
Copyright by: Thrity Vakil; Agrandar.