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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Paspalum pleostachyum Doell
Tropical paspalum

Paspalum pleostachyum
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Doubtfully Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Doubtfully Native

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. Not reported until 2000, when observed on Plantation Key by Keith Bradley.

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Paspalum pleostachyum has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Doubtfully Native




Paspalum pleostachyum has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Paspalum pleostachyum
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.

Paspalum pleostachyum
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.

Paspalum pleostachyum
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.

Paspalum pleostachyum
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in The journal of the Linnean society, Botany, vol. 27: t. 4 (1891) [J.N. Fitch]