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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC.
Cowitch, Velvetbean

Mucuna pruriens
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

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

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Possibly Extirpated

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 and perhaps not well established. A specimen at GH need to be examined.

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Mucuna pruriens has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Mucuna pruriens
Copyright by: George D. Gann