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Tournefortia hirsutissima L.
Chiggery grapes

Tournefortia hirsutissima
Copyright by: George D. Gann
unusual in the forest understory
Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2012

Family: Boraginaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

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

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: Cultivated

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Tournefortia hirsutissima has been found in the following 12 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 28 Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Silver Palm Hammock Present Native
Simpson Park Present Native

Tournefortia hirsutissima has been found in the following 5 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Hendry County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native

Tournefortia hirsutissima has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Bayhead
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock
Strand Swamp

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Tournefortia hirsutissima
Copyright by: George D. Gann
unusual in the forest understory
Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2012
Tournefortia hirsutissima
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Tournefortia hirsutissima
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Tournefortia hirsutissima
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Tournefortia hirsutissima
Copyright by: Kristen Finch
in cultivation, Palm Beach County, Florida
Tournefortia hirsutissima
Copyright by: Kristen Finch
in cultivation, Palm Beach County, Florida