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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Barleria lupulina Lindl.
Hophead Philippine-violet

Barleria lupulina
Copyright by: Cody-Marie Miller

Family: Acanthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Old World; widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere in the tropics and subtropics.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Possibly 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. Sparingly naturalized and perhaps not well established. A specimen at USF needs to be checked.

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Barleria lupulina has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Barleria lupulina
Copyright by: Cody-Marie Miller