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Stylosanthes calcicola Small
Everglades key pencilflower

Stylosanthes calcicola
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies (Cuba, Bahamas) and Central America (Guatemala).

NatureServe Global Status: Rare

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

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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

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913, but this species was not named until 1933. Small did report S. hamata in 1913, which is also found in the same area. We consider this native and extant only on Big Pine Key in the lower Keys.

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Stylosanthes calcicola has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Terrestris Preserve Present Native




Stylosanthes calcicola has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Pine Rockland


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Stylosanthes calcicola
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer