Regularity: Regularly occurring
Global Range: Endemic to central and western Florida: MARI, CLAY, PUTN, CITR, POLK, HIGH, LEE, COLL counties.
Catalog Number: US 2518521
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): T. Myint
Year Collected: 1961
Locality: 1/4 mi. NE of entrance to Gold Head Branch State Park., Clay, Florida, United States, North America
- Isotype: Myint, T. 1966. Brittonia. 18: 107.
Comments: Dry sandy soil in oak or sand pine scrub or turkey oak barrens (Myint 1966).
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N3 - Vulnerable
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
Reasons: This species inhabits a limited number of sites, but is moderately abundant where found. The Florida Natural Areas Inventory's database currently has 29 occurrence records from Polk, Highlands, Collier, Marion, Orange, Citrus, Putnam, Clay, and Lee counties, Florida. Conversion of prime habitat to residential developments and agriculture has had a negative impact on this species.
Global Short Term Trend: Decline of 10-30%
Comments: Declining in LEE and COLL due to development on scrub sites, but stable in northern cos. according to Austin and Burch (A92AUS01).
Comments: Particularly threatened in southern limit of range by loss of scrub habitat to development.
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