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Cuscuta compacta Juss. Ex Choisy
Compact dodder

Family: Convolvulaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Parasite

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central United States.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Omitted in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002). Collected a few times in Collier County from 1945 to 1981, including in what is now the Big Cypress National Preserve (Popenoe 2181 FTG), where it does not currently appear to be extant (C. Angelo, pers. comm. 2022). It was not collected again until George Wilder and Jean McCollom vouchered it at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary between 2015 and 2017 (2018; Wilder & McCollom 39296 SWF).

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Other data on Cuscuta compacta available from :

Cuscuta compacta has been found in the following 2 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native

Cuscuta compacta has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native