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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Phaseolus lunatus L.
Lima bean

Phaseolus lunatus
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Annual

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Possibly Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks and disturbed areas in the upper Keys.  Sparingly naturalized in the Florida Keys and perhaps not well established.  A specimen at FLAS needs to be examined.

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Phaseolus lunatus has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Phaseolus lunatus
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr