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Chloris elata Desv.
Tall windmillgrass

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies and South America.

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. polydactyla.

Other data on Chloris elata available from :

Chloris elata has been found in the following conservation area :
Occurrence Native Status
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Chloris elata has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Monroe County (Keys) Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Chloris elata has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock