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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Eleocharis cellulosa Torr.
Gulf Coast spikerush

Eleocharis cellulosa
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

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

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: Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for low hammocks and limestone sinkholes in the lower Keys.  We consider this native and extant in the middle Keys and lower Keys.

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Eleocharis cellulosa has been reported from the following 4 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Middle Torch Hammocks Parcel 3063, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Spoonbill Sound Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native




Eleocharis cellulosa has been reported for the following 4 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Wetland
Freshwater Tidal Swamp
Sinkhole
Tidal Marsh


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Eleocharis cellulosa
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Eleocharis cellulosa
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida

Eleocharis cellulosa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Eleocharis cellulosa
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida

Eleocharis cellulosa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton