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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Bourreria cassinifolia (A.Rich.) Griseb.
Pineland strongback

Bourreria cassinifolia
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Family: Boraginaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida and Cuba, where widespread.

NatureServe Global Status: Rare

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of South Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park (Gann 2015), page 23.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of Florida Keys Locations

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. First observed in 1962 by George N. Avery on Big Pine Key in the lower Keys (Gann et al. 2002:369-372).

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Bourreria cassinifolia has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native




Bourreria cassinifolia has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Pine Rockland


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Bourreria cassinifolia
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Bourreria cassinifolia
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Bourreria cassinifolia
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