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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Colubrina cubensis (Jacq.) Brongn. var. floridana
M.C. Johnst.
Florida snake-bark, Cuban nakedwood

Colubrina cubensis
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Rhamnaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

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

NatureServe Global Status: Critically Imperiled

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 History and Distribution: Ranked as Imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann, Bradley & Woodmansee 2002), this was re-ranked as Critically Imperiled using updated NatureServe criteria in 2020.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: In South Florida, known from southern Miami-Dade County and from one collection on Key Largo made in 1961 (Craighead s.n., USF).

See also Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida page (Chafin 2000). Visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood website for more information and images.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Presumed Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Presumed Extirpated

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Presumed Extirpated

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. Collected once in 1961 on North Key Largo by Frank C. Craighead (see FISF comment above).

Other data on Colubrina cubensis var. floridana available from :

Colubrina cubensis var. floridana has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Rockland Hammock

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Colubrina cubensis
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Colubrina cubensis
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Colubrina cubensis
Copyright by: George D. Gann