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Sacciolepis striata (L.) Nash
American cupscale

Sacciolepis striata
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central United States and the West Indies and scattered in Mexico, Central America and South America.

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: For images, click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below.

Other data on Sacciolepis striata available from :

Sacciolepis striata has been found in the following 33 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Danforth Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Native
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
Halpatiokee Regional Park Present Native
Hawk's Hammock Park Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Loxahatchee River Natural Area Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Nicodemus Slough Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area - FWC, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Pal-Mar Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Rocky Point Hammock Present Native
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
Tilton Present Native
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Native

Sacciolepis striata has been found in the following 7 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Sacciolepis striata has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Basin Marsh
Depression Marsh
Disturbed Wetland
Wet Flatwoods

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Sacciolepis striata
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.
Sacciolepis striata
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.
Sacciolepis striata
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.
Sacciolepis striata
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Vasey, G., Richardson, C., The agricultural grasses of the United States, p. 40, t. 14 (1884) [Marx]