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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Phyllanthus acidus (L.) Skeels
Tahitian gooseberry tree

Phyllanthus acidus
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Family: Phyllanthaceae

Group: Dicot

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

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: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for disturbed areas on the island of Key West.  Sparingly naturalized in the lower Keys.  An herbarium voucher is needed for the Monroe County Keys.

Synonmys: Cicca disticha.

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Phyllanthus acidus has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Phyllanthus acidus
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Phyllanthus acidus
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Phyllanthus acidus
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr