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Everglades Bully (Sideroxylon reclinatum ssp. austrofloridense)

  • Global Rank: T3 - Vulnerable
  • Legal Status: Federally Threatened
  • Family: Sapotaceae
  • State: FL
  • Nature Serve ID: 153280
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Perennial shrub with one to many stems, 3-6 feet tall having spiny branches and thin oval leaves about 1-2 inches long with fuzzy undersides. The flowers are in axillary cymes. They inhabit the pine rocklands of S. Florida and are threatened by habitat loss from fire suppression. Fires from lightening strikes historically burned the rocklands every 3-7 years and the suppression of this natural event drastically reduces the herbaceous diversity in the understory, allowing hammock hardwoods to overtake the pineland.

Where is Everglades Bully (Sideroxylon reclinatum ssp. austrofloridense) located in the wild?

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Everglades Bully can be found in Florida

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Conservation Actions

Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Narrow, endemic subspecies occurring in sensitive and highly fragmented pine rocklands of southern Florida.

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Taxon Sideroxylon reclinatum ssp. austrofloridense
Authority (Whetstone) Kartesz & Gandhi
Family Sapotaceae
CPC Number 44648
ITIS 524698
Common Names Everglades Bully or Florida Bully
Associated Scientific Names Bumelia reclinata var. austrofloridensis | Sideroxylon reclinatum ssp. austrofloridense
State Rank
State State Rank
Florida S1
Ecological Relationships


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