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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Dichanthelium aciculare (Desv. & Poir.) Gould & C.A. Clark
Needleleaf witchgrass

Dichanthelium aciculare
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

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

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: 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. Collected in 1979 by W.C. Brumbach (9486 USF) on Big Pine Key, and reported for Big Pine Key by Ross et al. (1992). We consider this native and extant in the lower Florida Keys on Big Pine Key.

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Dichanthelium aciculare has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native




Dichanthelium aciculare has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Pine Rockland


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Dichanthelium aciculare
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Dichanthelium aciculare
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