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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Pilea herniarioides (Sw.) Lindl.
Caribbean clearweed

Family: Urticaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico and Central America.

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

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Presumed Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Presumed Extirpated

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Presumed Extirpated

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1884 by J. Cosmo Melvill for the island of Key West. Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913, but reported for hammocks in southern peninsular Florida and the Florida Keys by Small in 1933. Also reported for Big Pine Key (Dickson et al. 1953; Franklin 1968), but cited with a "?" and "not known to G.N. Avery from Florida" in Austin et al. (1980). However, there is a specimen collected in 1969 from Key West by William T. Gillis (8328 FTG), so it was historically present in the lower Keys. A specimen at FLAS needs to be examined.

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Pilea herniarioides has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland