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Cenchrus gracillimus Nash
Slender sandbur

Cenchrus gracillimus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States and the West Indies.

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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Other data on Cenchrus gracillimus available from :

Cenchrus gracillimus has been found in the following 43 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Doubtfully Present
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Addition Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Doubtfully Present
Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Florida City Pineland Assumed to be Present Native
Goulds Pineland Present Native
Highlands Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Ingram Pineland Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Little Hamaca Park Doubtfully Present
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Ludlam Pineland Present Native
Luis Martinez United States Army Reserve Station, Richmond Pine Rocklands Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native
Ned Glenn Nature Preserve Assumed to be Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Addition Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Present Native
Pine Ridge Sanctuary Present Native
Pine Shore Preserve Present Native
Porter-Russell Pineland Present Native
Quail Roost Pineland Present Native
Rock Pit 39 Present Native
Rockdale Pineland Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Seminole Wayside Park Present Native
SOCSOUTH Present Native
Sunny Palms Pineland Present Native
Tamiami Pineland Complex Addition Present Native
Trinity Pineland Present Native
West Biscayne Pineland Present Native
Zoo Miami Present Native

Cenchrus gracillimus has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Cenchrus gracillimus has been found in the following habitat :
Pine Rockland

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Cenchrus gracillimus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton