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Acalypha ostryifolia Riddell
Pineland threeseed mercury

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Eastern, central and southwestern United States, West Indies, southern Mexico and Central America.

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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Other data on Acalypha ostryifolia available from :

Acalypha ostryifolia has been found in the following 26 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Black Creek Forest Present Native
Cape Romano - Ten Thousand Islands Aquatic Preserve Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 33 Present Native
Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Natural Area Reported
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Present Native
Harden Hammock Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Native
Ingram Pineland Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center Reported
Loveland Hammock Present Native
Lucille Hammock Present Native
Mound Key Archaeological State Park Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland 23 Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Addition Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Present Native
Palm Drive Pineland Present Native
Rock Pit 39 Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Rockdale Pineland Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native

Acalypha ostryifolia has been found in the following 5 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native

Acalypha ostryifolia has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Shell Mound