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Cardiospermum halicacabum L. var. halicacabum
Balloonvine, Love-in-a-puff

Cardiospermum halicacabum
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Bonelli, Giorgio, Hortus Romanus juxta Systema Tournefortianum, vol. 7: t. 67 (1783-1816)

Family: Sapindaceae

Group: Dicot

Native Range: The West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Reported

Comments: Reports of C. halicacabum from South Florida may all represent misidentifications of C. corindum or C. microcarpum. For an image and more information, visit the Flora of the West Indies or click on the USDA PLANTS link below.

Other data on Cardiospermum halicacabum var. halicacabum available from :

Cardiospermum halicacabum var. halicacabum has been found in the following 13 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Biscayne National Park Recorded as Present in Error
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Recorded as Present in Error
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Deering Estate at Cutler Recorded as Present in Error
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Recorded as Present in Error
Everglades National Park Recorded as Present in Error
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Recorded as Present in Error
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Mound Key Archaeological State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge Recorded as Present in Error
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Recorded as Present in Error

Cardiospermum halicacabum var. halicacabum has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Recorded as Present in Error
Monroe County (Keys) Recorded as Present in Error

Cardiospermum halicacabum var. halicacabum has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Cardiospermum halicacabum
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Bonelli, Giorgio, Hortus Romanus juxta Systema Tournefortianum, vol. 7: t. 67 (1783-1816)