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Cyperus fuligineus Chapm.
Limestone flatsedge

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida and the West Indies.

Map of Florida Locations

NatureServe Global Status: Vulnerable

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Cyperus fuligineus has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Long Key State Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native

Cyperus fuligineus has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Recorded as Present in Error

Cyperus fuligineus has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Coastal Rock Barren
Rockland Hammock