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Trema lamarckianum (Schult.) Blume
West Indian trema, Pain-in-the-back

Trema lamarckianum
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Cannabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida and the West Indies.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: This is very rare in South Florida, known only from the Miami Rock Ridge, the southeastern Everglades and the Florida Keys. Using modern NatureServe criteria, we re-ranked this as Imperiled in South Florida in July, 2018.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.

Other data on Trema lamarckianum available from :

Trema lamarckianum has been found in the following 19 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Black Creek Forest Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Homestead Bayfront Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Lucille Hammock Present Native
Mangrove Preserve Present Native
Moreno Pine Rockland Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland 23 Present Native
Northrop Pineland Present Native
School Board Property (Moody Drive and Turnpike) Native
SOCSOUTH Present Native
South Dade Wetlands Present Native
West Biscayne Pineland Present Native
Zoo Miami Recorded as Present in Error

Trema lamarckianum has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native

Trema lamarckianum has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Marl Prairie
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock

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Trema lamarckianum
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer