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Pavonia paludicola Nicolson ex Fryxell
Mangrove mallow, Swampbush

Pavonia paludicola
Copyright by: Jimi Sadle
In habitat, Everglades National Park, 2007

Family: Malvaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: Although ranked as critically imperiled by IRC in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann, Bradley and Woodmansee 2002), new populations have been discovered since 2002 leading to the downranking of this to imperiled in 2014. Updated NatureServe criteria were used.

Other data on Pavonia paludicola available from :

Pavonia paludicola has been found in the following 6 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Black Point Park and Marina Present Native
Chapman Field Park Assumed to be Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Everglades National Park Present Native
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Native

Pavonia paludicola has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native

Pavonia paludicola has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Wetland
Tidal Marsh
Tidal Swamp

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Pavonia paludicola
Copyright by: Jimi Sadle
In habitat, Everglades National Park, 2007
Pavonia paludicola
Copyright by: Jimi Sadle
In habitat, Everglades National Park, 2007
Pavonia paludicola
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer