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Rhynchosia precatoria (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd) DC.
Rosary snoutbean

Rhynchosia precatoria
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Everglades National Park, 2012

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Mexico and Central America. Recently discovered in South Florida (Woodmansee & Sadle 2011) and uncertain if native there.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Assumed to be Native

Comments: Although recently discovered, it has only been found in intact, undisturbed rockland hammocks in Everglades National Park. We would treat this as native, versus assumed to be native, except for the fact that there are no records of this from the West Indies, and it theoretically could have originated from cultivated plants.

Other data on Rhynchosia precatoria available from :

Rhynchosia precatoria has been found in the following conservation area :
Occurrence Native Status
Everglades National Park Present Assumed to be Native

Rhynchosia precatoria has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Assumed to be Native


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Rhynchosia precatoria
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Everglades National Park, 2012