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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Sida abutifolia Mill.
Spreading fanpetals

Family: Malvaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America; perhaps naturalized in the southwestern United States.

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: 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.  Collected in 1904 by O.E. Lansing (2534, NY) on Garden Key in what is now Dry Tortugas National Park in the lower sandy Keys.  Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks and disturbed sites throughout the Florida Keys.  We consider this native and extant throughout the Florida Keys.

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Sida abutifolia has been reported from the following 9 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Native
Indian Key Historic State Park Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, Klopp Tract Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native




Sida abutifolia has been reported for the following 3 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Coastal Rock Barren
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock