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Hippocratea volubilis L.
Medicine vine

Hippocratea volubilis
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Family: Celastraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Peninsular 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: Cultivated

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Hippocratea volubilis has been found in the following 12 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park 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
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Reported
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Reported
Meissner Hammock Present Native
Silver Palm Hammock Present Native

Hippocratea volubilis has been found in the following 5 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native

Hippocratea volubilis has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Maritime Hammock
Rockland Hammock
Strand Swamp

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Hippocratea volubilis
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Hippocratea volubilis
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Hippocratea volubilis
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2012
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Paradise Key, Florida
Hippocratea volubilis
Copyright by: Marty Roessler, 2016
Collier-Seminole State Park, Collier County, Florida
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Hippocratea volubilis
Copyright by: Marty Roessler, 2016
Collier-Seminole State Park, Collier County, Florida
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Hippocratea volubilis
Copyright by: Marty Roessler, 2016
Collier-Seminole State Park, Collier County, Florida
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Hippocratea volubilis
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer