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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Phoenix dactylifera L.
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Phoenix dactylifera
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Weinmann, J.W., Phytanthoza iconographia, vol. 4: t. 783 (1745) [unsigned]

Family: Arecaceae

Group: Monocot

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. Sparingly naturalized nearly throughout the Florida Keys. An herbarium voucher is needed for the Monroe County Keys.

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Phoenix dactylifera has been reported from the following 12 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Indian Key Historic State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Long Key State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
National Key Deer Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Ramrod Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Wahoo Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized




Phoenix dactylifera has been reported for the following 3 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Coastal Berm
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock


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Phoenix dactylifera
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Weinmann, J.W., Phytanthoza iconographia, vol. 4: t. 783 (1745) [unsigned]

Phoenix dactylifera
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Chaumeton, F.P., Flore m├ędicale, vol. 3: t. 148bis (1830)