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Apteria aphylla (Nutt.) Barnhart ex Small
Nodding nixie

Family: Burmanniaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Saprophyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Central America and South America.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Apteria aphylla
Copyright by: Bruce Holst
Specimen from the Maya Mountains, Belize, August 2007

Other data on Apteria aphylla available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Apteria aphylla has been found in the following 7 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades National Park Assumed to be Present Native
Grassy Waters Preserve Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Peck Lake Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native


Apteria aphylla has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Recorded as Present in Error
Palm Beach County Native


Apteria aphylla has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Baygall
Bayhead
Floodplain Forest
Prairie Hammock


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Apteria aphylla
Copyright by: Bruce Holst
Specimen from the Maya Mountains, Belize, August 2007