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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Persea americana Mill.
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Persea americana
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Family: Lauraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Mexico and Central America; widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere.

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, Cultivated Only

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks and pinelands from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.  Possibly naturalized in the Florida Keys, but we have no vouchers or other verifiable records.

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Persea americana has been reported from the following 4 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized






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Persea americana
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Persea americana
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Persea americana
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr