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Ipomoea microdactyla Griseb.
Man-in-the-ground, 'Bejuco colorado'

Ipomoea microdactyla
Copyright by: Chuck McCartney

Family: Convolvulaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Scattered in South Florida (Miami-Dade County) and the West Indies (Cuba, Bahamas, Puerto Rico [Mona Island only]).

Map of Florida Locations

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: Cultivated

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Ipomoea microdactyla has been found in the following 26 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 28 Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 31 Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Coral Reef Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Florida City Pineland Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Present Native
Goulds Pineland Present Native
Ingram Pineland Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Luis Martinez United States Army Reserve Station, Richmond Pine Rocklands Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland #23 Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native
Northrop Pineland Present Native
Palm Drive Pineland Present Native
Pine Ridge Sanctuary Present Native
Quail Roost Pineland Present Native
Seminole Wayside Park Present Native
Silver Palm Groves Present Native
Sunny Palms Pineland Present Native
Tamiami Pineland Complex Addition Present Native
Tree Island Park Present Native
West Biscayne Pineland Present Native

Ipomoea microdactyla has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native

Ipomoea microdactyla has been found in the following habitat :
Pine Rockland

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Ipomoea microdactyla
Copyright by: Chuck McCartney
Ipomoea microdactyla
Copyright by: Chuck McCartney
Ipomoea microdactyla
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Ipomoea microdactyla
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Ipomoea microdactyla
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley