Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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Global Range: Regional endemic. Occurs from northwestern Florida (panhandle) west to Alabama and Mississippi.

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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Pinguicula planifolia may be characterized by pubescence of the scape uniform throughout its length and all glandular, expanded portion of the corolla not at all veiny and by leaves dull red or reddish green; lobes of the corolla deeply incised (Godfrey and Wooten, 1981).

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Ecology

Habitat

Comments: In shallow water, margins of peaty ponds, bogs, boggy flatwoods, ditches and drainage canals.

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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Persistence: PERENNIAL

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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N3 - Vulnerable

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G3 - Vulnerable

Reasons: Regional endemic. Habitat directly threatened by conversion to pasture, pine plantations, and agriculture, as well as by restriction of natural fires and alterations of hydroperiod. Need better data on abundance and distribution rangewide.

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Threats

Comments: Highly threatened by land-use conversion, habitat fragmentation, and forest management practices; lack of disturbance resulting in succession also adversely affects this species (Southern Appalachian Species Viability Project 2002). Threat include conversion of habitat for pasture, pine plantations, and agriculture; restriction of fire; alteration of hydroperiod. Collecting by carnivorous plant enthusiasts may be small factor in decline.

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Management

Biological Research Needs: Determine adequate management practices.

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Names and Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Comments: Distinct species. Six members of the genus occur in the southeastern United States.

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