Copyright by: George D. Gann
In cultivation, Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, Florida, 2013
Endemic to South Florida in the Florida Keys.
NatureServe Global Status:
United States Federal Status:
State of Florida Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
Ranked as critically imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
; pp 480-482) based on two occurrences in two conservation areas: Biscayne National Park in Miami-Dade County and Torchwood Hammock Preserve in the Monroe County. No new natural populations are known, but significant effort has been expended by the Florida Park Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, University of South Florida, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service to establish new populations within its historical range.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
For a current review of Consolea coralicolla
throughout its range, see the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Species Profile
. See also Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida
page (Chafin 2000).
Opuntia corallicola; Opuntia spinosissima
of Long & Lakela (1971), not Mill.
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status:
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, but collected by Small and others (s.n., NY) in 1919. We consider this native and extant in the upper Keys and lower Keys. Also, see IRC's species account
from our book Rare Plants of South Florida