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Callisia repens (Jacq.) L.
Basket plant, Creeping inchplant

Callisia repens
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Family: Commelinaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: The West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America; cultivated and naturalized in Florida and elsewhere.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Other data on Callisia repens available from :

Callisia repens has been found in the following 10 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Delray Beach, Lake Ida parcel Present Not Native, Naturalized
Delray Oaks Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized

Callisia repens has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized

Callisia repens has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Callisia repens
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Callisia repens
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Dominican Republic, 2011