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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Sesuvium maritimum (Walter) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.
Annual sea-purslane, Slender seapurslane

Sesuvium maritimum
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Family: Aizoaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Scattered in the eastern and southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico and Central America (Belize).

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: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically 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 1913 by John Kunkel Small for sandy shores and disturbed sites in the lower Keys.  There are a number of reports from the upper Keys, where it was finally vouchered by Keith Bradley in 2001.  We consider this native and extant in the upper Keys and lower Keys.

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Sesuvium maritimum has been reported from the following 4 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Reported
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Reported
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native




Sesuvium maritimum has been reported for the following 4 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Beach Dune
Coastal Berm
Disturbed Wetland
Sinkhole


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Sesuvium maritimum
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Sesuvium maritimum
Copyright by: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 2002
Keith A. Bradley 2252 FTG
Sanibel Island, Florida