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Pithecellobium bahamense Northr.
Bahama blackbead

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida (Monroe County Keys) and the West Indies (Cuba, Bahamas).

Map of Florida Locations

State of Florida Status: Endangered

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Discovered in South Florida in 2006 by Paula Cannon and Ben Edwards and vouchered by IRC biologists Keith Bradley and Mike Barry in 2007 (2662 USF). It is only known from one small colony on Big Pine Key in the lower Florida Keys. For images, click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Pithecellobium bahamense has been found in the following habitat :
Pine Rockland