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Croton punctatus Jacq.
Beach-tea, Gulf croton

Croton punctatus
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the Greater Antilles (Cuba), Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida


SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Other data on Croton punctatus available from :

Croton punctatus has been found in the following 26 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Atlantic Dunes Park Present Native
Barefoot Beach Preserve Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Blowing Rocks Preserve Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Crandon Park Present Native
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Present Native
Delray Beach Municipal Beach Present Native
Don Pedro Island State Park Present Native
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Present Native
Gasparilla Island State Park Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hollywood North Beach Regional Park Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Muscara Present Native
Ocean Ridge Hammock Park Present Native
Red Reef Park, including Gumbo Limbo Nature Center Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Rosemary Scrub Natural Area Present Native
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park Present Native
Stump Pass Beach State Park Present Native
Twin Rivers Present Native
Vanderbilt Beach County Park Present Native
Virginia Key Beach Park and Marine Stadium Present Native

Croton punctatus has been found in the following 7 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Croton punctatus has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Beach Dune
Coastal Grassland
Coastal Strand

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Croton punctatus
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Croton punctatus
Copyright by: George D. Gann