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Pectis x floridana Keil
Florida cinchweed

Pectis x floridana
Copyright by: Jimi Sadle, 2014
P. x floridana in the Long Pine Key area of
Everglades National Park

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Apparently endemic to South Florida.

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: Not Cultivated

Comments: This hybrid with two weedy but native parents (P. glaucescens, P. prostrata) is only known from disturbed sites, particularly scraped limestone. It may be a recent hybrid produced by human activity but we treat as native and rare.

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Pectis x floridana has been found in the following 11 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Coral Reef Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Possibly Extirpated Doubtfully Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Ned Glenn Nature Preserve Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated

Pectis x floridana has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Possibly Extirpated Doubtfully Native

Pectis x floridana has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Pectis x floridana
Copyright by: Jimi Sadle, 2014
P. x floridana in the Long Pine Key area of
Everglades National Park
Pectis x floridana
Copyright by: Jimi Sadle, 2014
Parent P. glaucescens, Everglades National Park
Pectis x floridana
Copyright by: Jimi Sadle, 2014
Parent P. prostrata, Everglades National Park
Pectis x floridana
Copyright by: Jimi Sadle, 2014
P. x floridana in the Long Pine Key area of
Everglades National Park