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Rhynchospora microcarpa Baldwin ex Gray
Southern beaksedge

Rhynchospora microcarpa
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and Martin Counties, Florida website.

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies (Bahamas, Greater Antilles), southern Mexico and Central America.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. We consider this native and extant only on Big Pine Key in the lower Keys.

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Rhynchospora microcarpa has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native




Rhynchospora microcarpa has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Pine Rockland


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Rhynchospora microcarpa
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.

Rhynchospora microcarpa
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.