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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Pectis x floridana Keil
Florida cinchweed

Pectis x floridana
Copyright by: Jimi Sadle, 2014
P. x floridana in the Long Pine Key area of
Everglades National Park

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Apparently endemic to South Florida.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: This hybrid with two weedy but native parents (P. glaucescens, P. prostrata) is only known from disturbed sites, particularly scraped limestone. It may be a recent hybrid produced by human activity but we treat as native and rare.

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Possibly Extirpated

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. This hybrid (P. glaucescens x P. prostrata) was collected only once in 1995 by George D. Gann and Keith A. Bradley (151, FTG) at Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botancal State Park in an area that has since been highly modified as part of an ecological restoration project.

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Pectis x floridana has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Possibly Extirpated Doubtfully Native




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


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Pectis x floridana
Copyright by: Jimi Sadle, 2014
P. x floridana in the Long Pine Key area of
Everglades National Park

Pectis x floridana
Copyright by: Jimi Sadle, 2014
Parent P. glaucescens, Everglades National Park

Pectis x floridana
Copyright by: Jimi Sadle, 2014
Parent P. prostrata, Everglades National Park

Pectis x floridana
Copyright by: Jimi Sadle, 2014
P. x floridana in the Long Pine Key area of
Everglades National Park