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Leptochloa fusca (L.) Kunth subsp. uninervia
(J. Presl) N. Snow
Mexican spangletop, Mexican sprangletop

Leptochloa fusca
Copyright by: University of South Florida Herbarium
Avery 1691 with B.F. McPherson, from what is now Everglades National Park.

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Widespread but scattered in North America, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

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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See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park (Gann 2015), page 149.

Other data on Leptochloa fusca subsp. uninervia available from :

Leptochloa fusca subsp. uninervia has been found in the following 4 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Bonair Beach Parcel, Martin County Doubtfully Present
Everglades National Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated

Leptochloa fusca subsp. uninervia has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated

Leptochloa fusca subsp. uninervia has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Wetland
Tidal Marsh

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Leptochloa fusca
Copyright by: University of South Florida Herbarium
Avery 1691 with B.F. McPherson, from what is now Everglades National Park.