Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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Global Range: Endemic to central and western Florida: MARI, CLAY, PUTN, CITR, POLK, HIGH, LEE, COLL counties.

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Physical Description

Type Information

Isotype for Stylisma abdita Myint
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.
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Ecology

Habitat

Comments: Dry sandy soil in oak or sand pine scrub or turkey oak barrens (Myint 1966).

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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: 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.

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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).

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Threats

Comments: Particularly threatened in southern limit of range by loss of scrub habitat to development.

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