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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Breynia disticha J.R. & G. Forst.

Breynia disticha
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Family: Phyllanthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Pacific Islands; cultivated and naturalized elsewhere.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

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. Cultivated in the Florida Keys for decades, but apparently not naturalized. However, this has naturalized (mostly from root suckers) in other parts of Florida and could be potentially become naturalized in the Florida Keys.

Other data on Breynia disticha available from :

Breynia disticha has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dry Tortugas National Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only

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Breynia disticha
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr