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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Scaevola plumieri (L.) Vahl
Inkberry, Beachberry, Gullfeed

Scaevola plumieri
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Family: Goodeniaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

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

State of Florida Status: Threatened

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

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: Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: First collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on the island of Key West.  Reported in 1907 by C.F. Millspaugh for the lower sandy Keys.  Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for coastal sand dunes and hammocks throughout the Florida Keys.  We consider this native and extant throughout the Florida Keys.

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Scaevola plumieri has been reported from the following 5 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Reported
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Long Key State Park Present Native




Scaevola plumieri has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Beach Dune


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Scaevola plumieri
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Scaevola plumieri
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Scaevola plumieri
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Scaevola plumieri
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Scaevola plumieri
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Scaevola plumieri
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Scaevola plumieri
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Scaevola plumieri
Copyright by: Shirley Denton