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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Mecardonia acuminata (Walt.) Small subsp. peninsularis
(Pennell) Rossow
Axilflower

Mecardonia acuminata
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Plantaginaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Endemic to peninsular Florida.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1884 by J. Cosmo Melvill for the island of Key West. Subsequently collected and reported for Big Pine Key, including the National Key Deer Refuge. We consider this native and extant in the lower Keys.

Other data on Mecardonia acuminata subsp. peninsularis available from :


Mecardonia acuminata subsp. peninsularis has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native




Mecardonia acuminata subsp. peninsularis has been reported for the following 3 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Wetland
Pine Rockland
Sinkhole


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Mecardonia acuminata
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Mecardonia acuminata
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida