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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Ptychosperma elegans (R. Br.) Blume
Solitaire palm, Alexander palm

Ptychosperma elegans
Copyright by: Keith J. Buttry, 18 March 2015
Naturalized plant, Simpson Park, City of Miami, Florida, USA

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. An herbarium voucher is needed for the Monroe County Keys.

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Ptychosperma elegans has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized




Ptychosperma elegans has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock


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Ptychosperma elegans
Copyright by: Keith J. Buttry, 18 March 2015
Naturalized plant, Simpson Park, City of Miami, Florida, USA

Ptychosperma elegans
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 18 March 2015
Young naturalized plant, Simpson Park
City of Miami, Florida, USA