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Thunbergia fragrans Roxb.
White thunbergia, Whitelady

Thunbergia fragrans
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Acanthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Old World (Asia). 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

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Thunbergia fragrans has been found in the following 10 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Dupuis Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Not Native, Naturalized
Ingram Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Simpson Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
The Barnacle State Historic Park Present Not Native, Naturalized

Thunbergia fragrans has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Hendry County Not Native, Naturalized
Martin County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized

Thunbergia fragrans has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock

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Thunbergia fragrans
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Thunbergia fragrans
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Thunbergia fragrans
Copyright by: Rosimar Rivera