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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Ficus elastica Roxb. ex Hornem.
India rubber-tree

Ficus elastica
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2016
Cultivated, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Enlarge

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, 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. Occasionally cultivated.

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Ficus elastica has been reported from the following 6 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Reported
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Long Key State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Ramrod Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only






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Ficus elastica
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2016
Cultivated, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Enlarge

Ficus elastica
Copyright by: Christina G. Stocking, 2016.
Cultivated, Miami-Dade County, FL, USA. Enlarge

Ficus elastica
Copyright by: Christina G. Stocking, 2016.
Cultivated, Miami-Dade County, FL, USA. Enlarge

Ficus elastica
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Ficus elastica
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr