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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Cuscuta pentagona Engelm.
Fiveangled dodder

Cuscuta pentagona
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Convolvulaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Parasite

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Widespread in North America, the West Indies (Cuba, Puerto Rico), Mexico and South America.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

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

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. First collected in 1997 by Wayne Hoffman (s.n., FTG) on Long Point Key in the middle Keys. Also collected in 1997 by George D. Gann (48, FTG) and Janice A. Duquesnel on Long Point Key within Curry Hammocks State Park. This is the only known location in the Florida Keys.

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Cuscuta pentagona has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native




Cuscuta pentagona has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Tidal Marsh


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Cuscuta pentagona
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Cuscuta pentagona
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley