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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Pseudophoenix sargentii H. Wendl. ex Sarg.
Sargent's palm, Sargent's cherry palm

Pseudophoenix sargentii
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Arecaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida (Florida Keys), the West Indies, southern Mexico (Quintana Roo) and Central America (Belize).

NatureServe Global Status: Rare

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: In South Florida, known only from two stations in the Florida Keys, one of which (Long Key) is extinct. For more information, see our species account. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks on Elliott Key and Long Key.  We considert this native to the upper Keys (Elliott Key) and middle Keys (Long Key), but presumed extirpated in the middle Keys.

Other data on Pseudophoenix sargentii available from :


Pseudophoenix sargentii has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Long Key State Park Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated




Pseudophoenix sargentii has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Coastal Berm
Rockland Hammock


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Pseudophoenix sargentii
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Pseudophoenix sargentii
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Pseudophoenix sargentii
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Pseudophoenix sargentii
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in cultivation, Dominican Republic, 2011

Pseudophoenix sargentii
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in cultivation, Dominican Republic, 2011