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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Rhynchospora divergens Chapm. ex M.A. Curtis
Spreading beaksedge

Rhynchospora divergens

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies (Bahamas, Cuba), Mexico and Central America.


Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for low pinelands on Big Pine Key.  We consider this native and extant only on Big Pine Key in the lower Keys.

Other data on Rhynchospora divergens available from :

Rhynchospora divergens has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native

Rhynchospora divergens has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Pine Rockland

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Rhynchospora divergens