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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Pectis glaucescens (Cass.) Keil
Tea-blinkum, Sanddune cinchweed

Pectis glaucescens
Copyright by: Jimi Sadle, 2014
Everglades National Park, Florida

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Peninsular Florida and the West Indies (Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Hispaniola).

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Apparently Secure

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1907 by C.F. Millspaugh for the lower sandy Keys.  Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for pinelands and hammocks in the lower Keys and lower sandy Keys.  Although somewhat weedy, we consider this native and extant in the upper Keys and the lower Keys.  This is almost certainly more common than it was historically, spreading along roadsides and in other disturbed areas.

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Pectis glaucescens has been reported from the following 12 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Reported
Middle Torch Hammocks Parcel 3063, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Ramrod Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Spoonbill Sound Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Native




Pectis glaucescens has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Pine Rockland


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Pectis glaucescens
Copyright by: Jimi Sadle, 2014
Everglades National Park, Florida

Pectis glaucescens
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer