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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Ficus altissima Blume
Council tree

Ficus altissima
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Moraceae

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, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

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. This is widely naturalized on the South Florida mainland and in the early stages of naturalizing in the Florida Keys. Saplings were first observed recruiting on rocks on Key Largo by George D. Gann and Janice A. Duquesnel in 1998. An herbarium voucher is needed for the Monroe County Keys.

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Ficus altissima has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized




Ficus altissima has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Ficus altissima
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Ficus altissima
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Ficus altissima
Copyright by: Christina G. Stocking, 2015. Enlarge