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Corchorus siliquosus L.
Slippery burr

Corchorus siliquosus
Copyright by: Rasheed Bradley
Key Largo, Florida 2014

Family: Malvaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

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

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Corchorus siliquosus has been found in the following 22 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Florida City Pineland Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Harden Hammock Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center Present Native
Loveland Hammock Present Native
Lucille Hammock Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland #23 Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native
Quail Roost Pineland Present Native
Rock Pit #34 Present Native
Rock Pit #39 Present Native
South Dade Wetlands Present Native
Sunny Palms Pineland Present Native
Tree Island Park Present Native
West Biscayne Pineland Present Native

Corchorus siliquosus has been found in the following 5 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native

Corchorus siliquosus has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock

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Corchorus siliquosus
Copyright by: Rasheed Bradley
Key Largo, Florida 2014
Corchorus siliquosus
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 14 January 2015
Along old trail, Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida