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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Imperata brasiliensis Trin.
Brazilian satintail

Imperata brasiliensis
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Martius, C., Eichler, A.G., Urban, I., Flora Brasiliensis, vol. 2(3): fasicle 90, t. 59 (1883) [J. Seboth & J.C. Doell]

Family: Poaceae

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: Rare

Map of South Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Presumed Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Presumed Extirpated

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Presumed Extirpated

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Collected once in 1967 on Cudjoe Key by George N. Avery (s.n., FLAS).

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Imperata brasiliensis has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Pine Rockland


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Imperata brasiliensis
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Martius, C., Eichler, A.G., Urban, I., Flora Brasiliensis, vol. 2(3): fasicle 90, t. 59 (1883) [J. Seboth & J.C. Doell]