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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Cuscuta americana L.
American dodder

Cuscuta americana
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Convolvulaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Parasite

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Peninsular Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Assumed to be 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 193-195) based on one occurrence at a disturbed private property in Miami-Dade County. No recent observations are known.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Presumed Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Presumed Extirpated

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Presumed Extirpated

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Collected once in 1925 on Lower Matecumbe Key by John Kunkel Small (s.n., FLAS, NY). For more information, see IRC's species account.

Other data on Cuscuta americana available from :

Cuscuta americana has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Rockland Hammock

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Cuscuta americana
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley