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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Phoradendron rubrum (L.) Griseb.
Mahogany mistletoe

Phoradendron rubrum
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Family: Santalaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Parasite

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida and the West Indies (Bahamas, Greater Antilles).

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of South Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of Florida Keys Locations

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. We consider this native and extant in the upper Keys.

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Phoradendron rubrum has been reported from the following 3 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native




Phoradendron rubrum has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Rockland Hammock


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Phoradendron rubrum
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Phoradendron rubrum
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