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Chaptalia albicans (Sw.) Vent. ex B.D. Jacks.
White sunbonnets

Chaptalia albicans
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies (not Jamaica, Lesser Antilles) and Central America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

State of Florida Status: Threatened

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: This is very rare in South Florida, known only from the Miami Rock Ridge and the Florida Keys. Using modern NatureServe criteria, we re-ranked this as Imperiled in South Florida in July, 2018.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Other data on Chaptalia albicans available from :

Chaptalia albicans has been found in the following 50 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. Doug Barnes Park Present Native
Black Creek Forest Present Native
Boystown Pineland Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Addition Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 28 Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Castellow Hammock parcel 33 Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Coral Reef Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Eachus Pineland Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Florida City Pineland Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Present Native
George N. Avery Pineland Present Native
Goulds Pineland Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Native
Ingram Pineland Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Ludlam Pineland Present Native
Luis Martinez United States Army Reserve Station, Richmond Pine Rocklands Present Native
Medlock Pineland Present Native
Milton E. Thompson Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland 23 Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland 39 Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native
Ned Glenn Nature Preserve 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
Ron Ehmann Park Present Native
School Board Property (Moody Drive and Turnpike) Native
Seminole Wayside Park Present Native
Silver Palm Groves Present Native
Silver Palm Hammock Present Native
SOCSOUTH Present Native
Sunny Palms Pineland Present Native
Tamiami Pineland Complex Addition Present Native
Trinity Pineland Present Native
Tropical Park Present Native
West Biscayne Pineland Present Native
Zoo Miami Present Native

Chaptalia albicans has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native

Chaptalia albicans has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Marl Prairie
Pine Rockland

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Chaptalia albicans
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Chaptalia albicans
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer