Copyright by: George D. Gann, 16 March 2015
In habitat, Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park
Endemic to South Florida.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
NatureServe Global Status:
United States Federal Status:
State of Florida Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
Ranked as critically imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
; pp 245-247) based one occurrence at Everglades National Park in Miami-Dade County. Twospike crabgrass was discovered in Big Cypress National Preserve by IRC biologists Steve Woodmansee and Herbert Kessler in 2003. It was vouchered in the same general location later that year by IRC biologists Keith Bradley and Melissa Abdo (2553, FTG). There are also several specimens collected by Jason R. Swallen on Big Pine Key in the U.S. National Herbarium, where is presumed extirpated.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
For a current review of Digitaria pauciflora
throughout its range, see the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Species Profile
See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park
(Gann 2015), page 142.