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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Picramnia pentandra Sw.
Florida bitterbush

Picramnia pentandra
Copyright by: George D. Gann in habitat, New Providence, Bahamas, 2012

Family: Picramniaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies and northern South America (Venezuela).

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: A Doubtfull Record

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks in the upper Keys.  However, not mapped for the Florida Keys by Elbert L. Little, Jr. (1978).  In South Florida, known only from the mainland where critically imperiled.  For more information, go to IRC's species account.

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Picramnia pentandra
Copyright by: George D. Gann in habitat, New Providence, Bahamas, 2012

Picramnia pentandra
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Picramnia pentandra
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley