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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Physalis angustifolia Nutt.
Coastal groundcherry

Physalis angustifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Solanaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for pinelands and hammocks from the upper Keys to the lower Keys, but we have records only from the lower Keys where we consider this native and extant.

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Physalis angustifolia has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
National Key Deer Refuge Assumed to be Present Native




Physalis angustifolia has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Beach Dune


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Physalis angustifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Physalis angustifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Physalis angustifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Physalis angustifolia
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer