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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Plumeria rubra L.
Nosegay, Frangipani

Plumeria rubra
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Family: Apocynaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: This is in the early stages of naturalizing in South Florida. Saplings are established in both Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County Keys.

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. This is just beginning to naturalize on Key Largo. George D. Gann, Janice A. Duquesnel and James G. Duquesnel first observed saplings in the Florida Keys in 2003 at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. An herbarium voucher is needed for the Monroe County Keys.

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Plumeria rubra has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized




Plumeria rubra has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Rockland Hammock


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Plumeria rubra
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Plumeria rubra
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