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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Phyllanthus pentaphyllus C. Wright ex Griseb. var. floridanus
G.L. Webster
Florida five-petalled leafflower

Phyllanthus pentaphyllus
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Family: Phyllanthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Endemic to South Florida in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

NatureServe Global Status: Imperiled

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Apparently Secure

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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: Rare

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: First collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on Big Pine Key.  Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for pinelands in the lower Keys.  Also observed on North Key Largo, where perhaps relict from the historical pineland there.  We consider this native and extant in the upper Keys and lower Keys.

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Phyllanthus pentaphyllus var. floridanus has been reported from the following 3 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Terrestris Preserve Present Native




Phyllanthus pentaphyllus var. floridanus has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Pine Rockland


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Phyllanthus pentaphyllus
Copyright by: George D. Gann