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Stuckenia pectinata (L.) Börner
Sago pondweed

Family: Potamogetonaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Freshwater Aquatic

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Widespread in North America and scattered in the Greater Antilles (Cuba), Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World in both temperate and tropical regions.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

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

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Possibly Extirpated

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Ranked as possibly extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002; pp 166-167) based on three scattered collections between 1954 and 1988 from Broward, Hendry, and Martin counities. Last collected in the Chancey Bay area of Lake Okeechobee in Martin County (Bodle s.n. FLAS). No new records are known, but we retain as possibly extirpated as plants of this could be easily overlooked.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Synonyms: Potamogeton pectinata.

Other data on Stuckenia pectinata available from :

Stuckenia pectinata has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Hendry County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Martin County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated