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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Coinwort, Spadeleaf

Centella asiatica
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Family: Apiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: 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: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. First collected in 1951 by J.D. Dickson III (s.n., FTG) on Big Pine Key, where assumed native to low pinelands. Although somewhat weedy, we consider this native and extant from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.

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Centella asiatica has been reported from the following 5 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Reported
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Assumed to be Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native




Centella asiatica has been reported for the following 4 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Coastal Interdunal Swale
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Tidal Marsh


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Centella asiatica
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Centella asiatica
Copyright by: Shirley Denton