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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Strumpfia maritima Jacq.
Pride-of-Big-Pine

Strumpfia maritima
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Rubiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies, southern Mexico (Quintana Roo) and South America (Venezuela).

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of South Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Imperiled

Map of Florida Keys Locations

Florida Keys History and Distribution: First collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on Big Pine Key.  Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks and sand dunes from the upper Keys to the lower Keys, but Small's definition of the upper Keys included the middle and lower Keys south and west to West Sumerland Key.  We consider this native and extant in the middle and lower Keys.  For more information on S. maritima in the Florida Keys, see IRC's species account.

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Strumpfia maritima has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native




Strumpfia maritima has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Coastal Berm
Pine Rockland


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Strumpfia maritima
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Strumpfia maritima
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, southwestern Puerto Rico, 2009

Strumpfia maritima
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Dominican Republic, 2011

Strumpfia maritima
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Dominican Republic, 2011