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Amaranthus floridanus (S. Watson) Sauer
Florida amaranth

Family: Amaranthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Endemic to peninsular Florida.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Possibly Extirpated

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Possibly Extirpated

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

FISF Comments: For an image of a type specimen collected on Key West by John Loomis Blodgett bewteen 1838 and 1853, visit the New York Botanical Garden Virtual Herbarium.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Presumed Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Presumed Extirpated

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Presumed Extirpated

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on the island of Key West. This is the only known record for the Florida Keys. For more information, see IRC's species account.

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Other data on Amaranthus floridanus available from :
Institute for Regional Conservation
IRC Species Account
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants




Amaranthus floridanus has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Beach Dune
Disturbed Upland