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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Acacia retinodes Schltdl.
Water wattle, Wirilda

Acacia retinodes
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Australia.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: Only two specimens are known for South Florida, both at the University of Florida (FLAS).

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Presumed Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Perhaps never well established. A specimen at FLAS needs to be examined.

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Acacia retinodes has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Acacia retinodes
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr