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Thalia geniculata L.
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Thalia geniculata
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Marantaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Thalia geniculata has been found in the following 32 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Allapattah Flats Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Coconut Creek Maple Swamp Natural Area Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Doris Davis Forman Wilderness Preserve Natural Area 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
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Grassy Waters Preserve Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Loxahatchee River Natural Area Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area 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 Assumed to be Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
Tree Tops Park Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Thalia geniculata has been found in the following 9 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Thalia geniculata has been found in the following 17 habitats :
Basin Marsh
Blackwater Stream
Depression Marsh
Disturbed Wetland
Dome Swamp
Flatwoods/Prairie Lake
Floodplain Marsh
Floodplain Swamp
Marsh Lake
River Floodplain Lake
Sinkhole
Sinkhole Lake
Slough
Strand Swamp
Swale
Swamp Lake
Wet Prairie

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Thalia geniculata
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Thalia geniculata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Thalia geniculata
Copyright by: Susan Trammell
Thalia geniculata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Thalia geniculata
Copyright by: Susan Trammell
Thalia geniculata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Thalia geniculata
Copyright by: Chuck McCartney