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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Aeschynomene americana L.

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

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


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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For images, click on the USDA PLANTS and Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants links below.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Recorded as Present in Error

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: A false record. Reported only from John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (Nemec, 1991; Hammer, 1992; Florida Park Service, 1997).

Other data on Aeschynomene americana available from :

Aeschynomene americana has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Recorded as Present in Error