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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Cuscuta umbellata Kunth
Flatglobe dodder

Cuscuta umbellata
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Martius, C., Eichler, A.G., Urban, I., Flora Brasiliensis, vol. 7: fasicle 52, t. 128 (1871)

Family: Convolvulaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Parasite

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Annual

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

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Possibly Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Possibly Extirpated

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Possibly Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Possibly Extirpated

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Possibly Extirpated

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. Collected once in 1997 on Lower Matecumbe Key by Wayne Hoffman (s.n., FTG). For more information, see IRC's species account.

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Cuscuta umbellata has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Long Key State Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Sea Oats Beach Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated




Cuscuta umbellata has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Beach Dune
Disturbed Upland


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Cuscuta umbellata
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Martius, C., Eichler, A.G., Urban, I., Flora Brasiliensis, vol. 7: fasicle 52, t. 128 (1871)