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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Tecoma stans (L.) Juss. ex Kunth
Yellow elder, Yellow trumpetbush

Tecoma stans
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Bignoniaceae

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

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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: First collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on the island of Key West.  Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks and disturbed areas on the island of Key West.  We consider this non-native and naturalized from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.

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Tecoma stans has been reported from the following 7 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Indian Key Historic State Park Reported
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Long Key State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized




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


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Tecoma stans
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Tecoma stans
Copyright by: Shirley Denton