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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Pectis prostrata Cav.
Spreading cinchweed

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

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: The Southern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and northern South America.

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: 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. Apparently established and spreading as a weed.

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Pectis prostrata has been reported from the following 4 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Present Doubtfully Native
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Doubtfully Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Possibly Extirpated Doubtfully Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Assumed to be Present Doubtfully Native




Pectis prostrata has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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

Pectis prostrata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Pectis prostrata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton