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Amaranthus floridanus (S. Watson) Sauer
Florida amaranth

Family: Amaranthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Endemic to peninsular Florida.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Presumed Extirpated

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: A Florida endemic, this has only been collected a few times in the State from Key West to Duval County. Reported in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann, Bradley, Woodmansee 2002; pp:113-115) as possibly extirpated in South Florida, this now appears to be possibly extinct in the wild throughout Florida. The most recent collected was a germplasm collection made by the USDA in 1989 in Sarasota County.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For an image of a type specimen collected on Key West by John Loomis Blodgett bewteen 1838 and 1853, visit the New York Botanical Garden Virtual Herbarium.

Other data on Amaranthus floridanus available from :

Amaranthus floridanus has been found in the following 2 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Cayo Costa State Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated

Amaranthus floridanus has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Lee County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Monroe County (Keys) Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Amaranthus floridanus has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Beach Dune
Coastal Strand
Disturbed Upland