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Gymnopogon ambiguus (Michx.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.
Bearded skeleton grass

Gymnopogon ambiguus
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central United States and the West Indies (Hispaniola).

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

Comments: In Palm Beach County, apparently collected only once in "Annie" in 1917 (C.V. Piper s.n. US). For an image, visit Grasses of Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

Other data on Gymnopogon ambiguus available from :

Gymnopogon ambiguus has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Camp Owaissa Bauer Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Addition Present Native

Gymnopogon ambiguus has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Gymnopogon ambiguus has been found in the following habitat :
Pine Rockland

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Gymnopogon ambiguus
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.