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Scleria lithosperma (L.) Sw.
Florida Keys nutrush

Scleria lithosperma
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Dominican Republic, 2011

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

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

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

State of Florida Status: Endangered

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For an image of an herbarium specimen, visit Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden's Virtual Herbarium.

Other data on Scleria lithosperma available from :

Scleria lithosperma has been found in the following 14 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 31 Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Miramar Pineland Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Native

Scleria lithosperma has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native

Scleria lithosperma has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Rockland Hammock

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Scleria lithosperma
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Dominican Republic, 2011