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South Florida Aquatic Environments

Hardwood Hammocks



THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES
Strap Fern
courtesy South Florida Water Management District

Strap Fern



Hardwood Hammocks:

Threatened and Endangered Species

  • Hardwood hammocks provide habitat for many threatened and endangered species

Threatened and endangered species residing in tropical hardwood hammocks include numerous trees, shrubs, and vines. Hammock trees currently listed as threatened or endangered include:

  • brittle thatch palm (Thrinax morrissii)
  • buccaneer palm (Pseudophoenix sargentii)
  • cupania (Cupania glabra)
  • Florida thatch palm (Thrinax parvitolia)
  • Krug's holly (Ilex krugiana)
  • lignum-vitae (Guaiacum sanctum)
  • manchineel (Hippomane mancinella)
  • silver thatch palm (Coccothrinax argentata)
  • tree cactus (Cereus robinii)


Wood Storks
© Gerald and Buff Corsi, California Academy of Sciences
Wood Storks

Animals considered threatened or endangered residing in hammock habitats include: The list above includes species occurring in hammocks located within the Florida Keys as well as those in the Everglades region.

Red-Cockaded Woodpecker
courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Red-cockaded Woodpecker