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Berchemia scandens (Hill) K. Koch
Rattan vine, Alabama supplejack

Berchemia scandens
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Rhamnaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central United States.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Other data on Berchemia scandens available from :

Berchemia scandens has been found in the following 15 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Everglades National Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area - FWC, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Peck Lake Park Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native

Berchemia scandens has been found in the following 7 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Hendry County
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native

Berchemia scandens has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Mesic Hammock
Prairie Hammock
Rockland Hammock
Strand Swamp

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Berchemia scandens
Copyright by: Shirley Denton