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Caperonia castaneifolia (L.) St.-Hil.
Chestnutleaf Falsecroton

Caperonia castaneifolia
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Other data on Caperonia castaneifolia available from :

Caperonia castaneifolia has been found in the following 12 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Milton E. Thompson Park Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area - FWC, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Caperonia castaneifolia has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Collier County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Recorded as Present in Error

Caperonia castaneifolia has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Disturbed Wetland
Marl Prairie
Mesic Flatwoods
Wet Flatwoods

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Caperonia castaneifolia
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer