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Cenchrus brownii Roem. & Schult.
Slimbristle sandbur

Cenchrus brownii
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Martius, C., Eichler, A.G., Urban, I., Flora Brasiliensis, vol. 2(2): fasicle 72, t. 43 (1877) [J. Huegel & J.C. Doell]

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

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

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Presumed Extirpated

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Synonyms: C. viridis.

Other data on Cenchrus brownii available from :

Cenchrus brownii has been found in the following conservation area :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park Reported

Cenchrus brownii has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Cenchrus brownii has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock

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Cenchrus brownii
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Martius, C., Eichler, A.G., Urban, I., Flora Brasiliensis, vol. 2(2): fasicle 72, t. 43 (1877) [J. Huegel & J.C. Doell]