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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Livistona chinensis (Jacq.) R. Br. ex Mart.
Chinese fan palm

Livistona chinensis
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Family: Arecaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

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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

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Sparingly naturalized. An herbarium voucher is needed for the Monroe County Keys.

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Livistona chinensis has been reported from the following 3 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only




Livistona chinensis has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock


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Livistona chinensis
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Livistona chinensis
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr