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Rhynchospora pusilla Chapm. ex M.A. Curtis
Fairy beaksedge

Rhynchospora pusilla
Copyright by: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
S. L. Orzell 14417, FTG

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, Greater Antilles and southern Mexico.

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 Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: This name has beed misapplied to plants of R. berteroi in the West Indies and Central America.

Other data on Rhynchospora pusilla available from :

Rhynchospora pusilla has been found in the following 2 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Recorded as Present in Error

Rhynchospora pusilla has been found in the following 5 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Rhynchospora pusilla has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Wetland
Mesic Flatwoods
Wet Flatwoods

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Rhynchospora pusilla
Copyright by: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
S. L. Orzell 14417, FTG
Rhynchospora pusilla