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Melochia tomentosa L.
Woolly pyramidflower, Teabush, Broomwood

Melochia tomentosa
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Humboldt, F.H.A. von, Bonpland, A., Kunth, K.S., Nova genera et species plantarum, vol. 5: t. 482 (1821) [P.J.F. Turpin]

Family: Malvaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States (Florida, Texas), the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

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

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Melochia tomentosa has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Melochia tomentosa has been found in the following habitat :
Pine Rockland

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Melochia tomentosa
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Humboldt, F.H.A. von, Bonpland, A., Kunth, K.S., Nova genera et species plantarum, vol. 5: t. 482 (1821) [P.J.F. Turpin]