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Andropogon cumulicola E.L. Bridges & Orzell
Scrub bluestem

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Endemic to peninsular Florida.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Rare

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Listed as possibly extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002, pp 117-118) as Andropogon arctatus, based on one 1963 collection from Charlotte County and one 1967 collection from Collier County. Described as a new species endemic to peninsular Florida by Edwin Bridges and Steve Orzell in 2018. Rediscovered in 2020 by Jay Horn in Charlotte and Lee counties.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Synonyms: Andropogon arctatus, misapplied.

Other data on Andropogon cumulicola available from :

Andropogon cumulicola has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Amberjack Environmental Park Present Native
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Native
Railhead Scrub Preserve Present Native

Andropogon cumulicola has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native

Andropogon cumulicola has been found in the following habitat :
Scrubby Flatwoods