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Smilax tamnoides L.
Catbrier, Bristly greenbrier, Hogbrier

Family: Smilacaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central North America.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Smilax tamnoides has been found in the following 14 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Regional Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management 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
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Smilax tamnoides has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Smilax tamnoides has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Hydric Hammock
Mesic Hammock
Prairie Hammock
Strand Swamp