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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Ipomoea tenuissima Choisy
Rockland morningglory

Ipomoea tenuissima
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Addisonia, vol. 4: t. 128 (1919) [M.E. Eaton]

Family: Convolvulaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida and the Greater Antilles.

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

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: Presumed Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Doubtfully Native

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for open, sandy hammocks in the upper Keys, but his definition of upper Keys extended south and west to West Summerland Key in the lower Keys.  As far as we can determine, Small made one collection in 1909 on Crawl Key in the middle Keys.  This is doubtfully native to the Florida Keys - it is associated with pine rocklands on the mainland.

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Ipomoea tenuissima has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Ipomoea tenuissima
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Addisonia, vol. 4: t. 128 (1919) [M.E. Eaton]