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Euphorbia porteriana (Small) Oudejans
Porter's sandmat

Euphorbia porteriana
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Endemic to South Florida in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: Imperiled

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Synonyms: Chamaesyce porteriana, C. scoparia.

Other data on Euphorbia porteriana available from :

Euphorbia porteriana has been found in the following 17 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Black Creek Forest Present Native
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Reported
Little Hamaca Park Present Native
Luis Martinez United States Army Reserve Station, Richmond Pine Rocklands Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Terrestris Preserve Present Native
Torchwood Hammock Preserve Present Native
Wahoo Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Assumed to be Present Native

Euphorbia porteriana has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native

Euphorbia porteriana has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Coastal Rock Barren
Marl Prairie
Pine Rockland

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Euphorbia porteriana
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Euphorbia porteriana
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Euphorbia porteriana
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer