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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Callisia repens (Jacq.) L.
Basket plant, Creeping inchplant

Callisia repens
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Family: Commelinaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: The West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America; cultivated and naturalized in Florida and elsewhere.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Presumed Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Possibly Extirpated

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution:

Other data on Callisia repens available from :


Callisia repens has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized




Callisia repens has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Callisia repens
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Callisia repens
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Dominican Republic, 2011