Copyright by: George D. Gann in habitat, Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Florida, 2013
General Landscape Uses:
Specimen or accent tree in the Florida Keys.
Ecological Restoration Notes: An occasional element of rockland hammocks.
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in South Florida.
Description: Medium tree with and erect trunk. Bark smooth, white, usually covered with patches of gray, brown or yellow patches. Leaves stiff, dark green above, 3-5 inches long.
Dimensions: Typically 20-30 feet in height; to 46 feet in South Florida. Taller than broad.
Growth Rate: Slow.
Monroe County Keys and Miami-Dade County; Bahamas. In Miami-Dade County, not known from the mainland; known only from the Florida Keys in and around Elliott Key in Biscayne National Park. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.