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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Zanthoxylum coriaceum A. Rich
Biscayne prickly-ash

Zanthoxylum coriaceum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Rutaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida and the West Indies (Greater Antilles, Bahamas).

NatureServe Global Status: Rare

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: For more information, see our species account and our Natives For Your Neighborhood website. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.

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 as a butterfly host. Native to South Florida along the coast from Key Biscayne in Miami-Dade County north to Palm Beach County.

Other data on Zanthoxylum coriaceum available from :


Zanthoxylum coriaceum has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Recorded as Present in Error






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Zanthoxylum coriaceum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Zanthoxylum coriaceum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Zanthoxylum coriaceum
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer