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Rhabdadenia biflora (Jacq.) Müll. Arg.
Mangrove rubbervine, Mangrovevine

Rhabdadenia biflora
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Apocynaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

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

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: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for coastal hammocks in the lower Keys.  We consider this native and extant from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.

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Rhabdadenia biflora has been reported from the following 7 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Long Key State Park Reported
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated




Rhabdadenia biflora has been reported for the following 7 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Coastal Berm
Coastal Interdunal Swale
Coastal Rock Barren
Disturbed Wetland
Freshwater Tidal Swamp
Tidal Marsh
Tidal Swamp


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Rhabdadenia biflora
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Rhabdadenia biflora
Copyright by: George D. Gann