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Panicum maximum Jacq.
Guineagrass

Panicum maximum
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2016
Naturalized at Piñones State Forest, Loíza, Puerto Rico Enlarge

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

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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

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: First collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on the island of Key West.  Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks throughout the Florida Keys.  We consider this non-native and naturalized throughout the Florida Keys.  While it is most abundant in disturbed areas, especially roadsides, it can be invasive.

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Panicum maximum has been reported from the following 13 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Attwood Addition, Indian Key Historic State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Curry Hammock State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, Klopp Tract Present Not Native, Naturalized
National Key Deer Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized




Panicum maximum has been reported for the following 4 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock


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Panicum maximum
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2016
Naturalized at Piñones State Forest, Loíza, Puerto Rico Enlarge

Panicum maximum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Panicum maximum
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2017
Naturalized in southern Brazil

Panicum maximum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Panicum maximum
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2000
In habitat, Miramar Pineland Natural Area,
Broward County, Florida