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Corchorus aestuans L.
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Corchorus aestuans
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Wight, R., Icones Plantarum Indiae Orientalis, vol. 3: t. 739 (1846) [Rungia]

Family: Malvaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

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

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Doubtfully Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Corchorus aestuans has been found in the following 9 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades National Park Doubtfully Present
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Not Native, Naturalized
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Lucille Hammock Present Not Native, Naturalized
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Tree Island Park Present Not Native, Naturalized

Corchorus aestuans has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

Corchorus aestuans has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Corchorus aestuans
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Wight, R., Icones Plantarum Indiae Orientalis, vol. 3: t. 739 (1846) [Rungia]