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Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth
Pigeonpea

Cajanus cajan
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Short Lived Perennial

Native Range: Old World tropics; widely cultivated and naturalized in the Neotropics.

Map of Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Cajanus cajan has been found in the following 13 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Black Creek Forest Present Not Native, Naturalized
Crandon Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dolphin Center and Dolphin Center Addition Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dry Tortugas National Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Florida City Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
George N. Avery Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Highlands Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
West Biscayne Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized

Cajanus cajan has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Naturalized

Cajanus cajan has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Cajanus cajan
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr