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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Alternanthera paronichyoides A. St.-Hil
Smooth joyweed

Family: Amaranthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Tropical America.

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. This is sparingly naturalized in the Florida Keys.

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Alternanthera paronichyoides
Copyright by: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Ethan Freid 06-158 FTG
Mayaguana, Bahamas, 2006

Other data on Alternanthera paronichyoides available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Alternanthera paronichyoides has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Reported




Alternanthera paronichyoides has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Alternanthera paronichyoides
Copyright by: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Ethan Freid 06-158 FTG
Mayaguana, Bahamas, 2006