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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Aristida floridana (Chapm.) Vasey
Key West threeawn

Aristida floridana
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida and southern Mexico (Yucatan peninsula).

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of South Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Assumed to be Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: First collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on the island of Key West. First published by Chapman in 1860 as Streptachne floridana. However, not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Rediscovered in the lower Florida Keys by George N. Avery in 1965. For more information on A. floridana in the Florida Keys, see IRC's species account.

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Aristida floridana has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Little Hamaca Park Assumed to be Present Assumed to be Native




Aristida floridana has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Aristida floridana
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Aristida floridana
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley