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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Lasiacis divaricata (L.) Hitchc.
Smallcane, Florida tibisee, Wild-bamboo

Lasiacis divaricata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

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

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Rare

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: First collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on the island of Key West.  Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.  First reported for the lower sandy Keys by Kruer (1992), and subsequently observed there by George D. Gann and Keith A. Bradley in 1996.  We consider this native and extant throughout the Florida Keys.

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Lasiacis divaricata has been reported from the following 15 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Little Hamaca Park Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native




Lasiacis divaricata has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Coastal Berm
Rockland Hammock


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Lasiacis divaricata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Lasiacis divaricata
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida

Lasiacis divaricata
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, New Providence, Bahamas

Lasiacis divaricata
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Lasiacis divaricata
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Lasiacis divaricata
Copyright by: George D. Gann