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Halodule wrightii Aschers.
Shoal-grass, Shoalweed

Halodule wrightii
Copyright by: Janice Duquesnel

Family: Cymodoceaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Marine Aquatic

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

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

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Apparently Secure

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: Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for shallow water withouth precise locality data.

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Halodule wrightii has been reported from the following 8 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Assumed to be Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated






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Halodule wrightii
Copyright by: Janice Duquesnel

Halodule wrightii
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originally published in Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, vol. 62: p. 8, fig. 3 (1975) [J.S.W.]

Halodule wrightii
Copyright by: Janice Duquesnel

Halodule wrightii
Copyright by: Janice Duquesnel