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Burmannia capitata (J.F. Gmel.) Mart.
Southern bluethread

Burmannia capitata
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Burmanniaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida


SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Other data on Burmannia capitata available from :

Burmannia capitata has been found in the following 17 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Grassy Waters Preserve Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Loxahatchee River Natural Area Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Pal-Mar Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Riverbend Park Present Native
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
Wild Turkey Strand Preserve Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Burmannia capitata has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Burmannia capitata has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Mesic Flatwoods
Wet Flatwoods

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Burmannia capitata
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer