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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Macroptilium atropurpureum (Moc. & Sessé ex DC.) Urb.
Purple bushbean

Macroptilium atropurpureum
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habtat as a naturalized weed
New Providence, Bahamas, 2012

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

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. Sparingly naturalized.

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Macroptilium atropurpureum has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Long Key State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized




Macroptilium atropurpureum has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Macroptilium atropurpureum
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habtat as a naturalized weed
New Providence, Bahamas, 2012

Macroptilium atropurpureum
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habtat as a naturalized weed
New Providence, Bahamas, 2012