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Burmannia flava Mart.
Fakahatchee bluethread

Family: Burmanniaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

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

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Ranked as critically imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002; pp 221-222) based on one extant occurrence in Big Cypress National Preserve. Using updated NatureServe criteria there are two occurrences - one in the vicinity of the Bear Island Campground and one in the Kissimmee Billy Strand area.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Other data on Burmannia flava available from :

Burmannia flava has been found in the following 2 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Reported

Burmannia flava has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Lee County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated

Burmannia flava has been found in the following habitat :
Mesic Flatwoods