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Elytraria caroliniensis (J.F. Gmel.) Pers. var. caroliniensis
Carolina scalystem

Elytraria caroliniensis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Acanthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

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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Other data on Elytraria caroliniensis var. caroliniensis available from :

Elytraria caroliniensis var. caroliniensis has been found in the following 2 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Recorded as Present in Error
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Elytraria caroliniensis var. caroliniensis has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Lee County Native

Elytraria caroliniensis var. caroliniensis has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Depression Marsh
Mesic Hammock

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Elytraria caroliniensis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton