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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth
Pigeonpea

Cajanus cajan
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Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Short Lived Perennial

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

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: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for pinelands and disturbed areas from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. Sparingly naturalized in the Florida Keys.

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Cajanus cajan has been reported from the following 3 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dry Tortugas National Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized




Cajanus cajan has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Cajanus cajan
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr