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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Thunbergia fragrans Roxb.
White thunbergia, Whitelady

Thunbergia fragrans
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Acanthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Old World (Asia). Widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Sparingly naturalized. An herbarium voucher is needed for the Monroe County Keys.

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Thunbergia fragrans has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized




Thunbergia fragrans has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock


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Thunbergia fragrans
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Thunbergia fragrans
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Thunbergia fragrans
Copyright by: Rosimar Rivera