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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Ixora coccinea L.
Scarlet jungleflame

Ixora coccinea
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2016
Cultivated, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Enlarge

Family: Rubiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Map of South Florida Locations

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

Map of Florida Keys Locations

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Cultivated nearly throughout the Florida Keys.

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Ixora coccinea has been reported from the following 3 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Curry Hammock State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only




Ixora coccinea has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Ixora coccinea
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2016
Cultivated, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Enlarge

Ixora coccinea
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in The botanical cabinet [C. Loddiges], vol. 4: t. 314 (1827) [G. Loddiges]