Copyright by: George D. Gann, 18 March 2015
In habitat, Simpson Park, City of Miami, Florida, USA
South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
NatureServe Global Status:
State of Florida Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
A very rare tree historically known only from Brickell Hammock just south of downtown Miami. It still grows in the wild at the City of Miami's Simpson Park, and was discovered nearby in 2017 by City of Miami biologist Juan Fernandez and colleagues at Alice C. Wainwright Park. Fernandez, along with Andres Mora, also recently discovered what appears to be a remnant tree on private property about one mile from Simpson Park. Licaria triandra
is occasionally cultivated in South Florida and readily recruits under and near cultivated plants.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
For another image with fruit, click on the Flora of the West Indies or USDA PLANTS link. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida
website. Also, see Rare Plants of South Florida
(Gann et al. 2002, page 272) and Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida
page (Chafin 2000).