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Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims
Blackeyed susan, Blackeyed susan vine

Thunbergia alata
Copyright by: John Bradford

Family: Acanthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Old World (eastern Africa). Widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Other data on Thunbergia alata available from :

Thunbergia alata has been found in the following 8 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Cayo Costa State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dupuis Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Koreshan State Historic Site Present Not Native, Naturalized
Oak Grove Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rolling Oaks Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized

Thunbergia alata has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Martin County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

Thunbergia alata has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Mesic Flatwoods

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Thunbergia alata
Copyright by: John Bradford
Thunbergia alata
Copyright by: Rosimar Rivera
Thunbergia alata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Thunbergia alata
Copyright by: Magha GarcĂ­a Medina; Agrandar.