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Eleocharis rostellata (Torr.) Torr.
Beaked spikerush

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Scattered in North America and the West Indies.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Ranked as presumed extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002; pp 78-79) based on a singe 1877 collection from Miami, presumably from a coastal marsh near the mouth of the Miami River. Reported for the South Dade Wetlands by Keith Bradley in 2006 and vouchered there by Jimmy Lange and Tiffany Melvin in 2016 (Lange 36 FTG). Although plants were sterile, identification was confirmed by Bruce Sorrie (email comm. 2022).

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Other data on Eleocharis rostellata available from :

Eleocharis rostellata has been found in the following conservation area :
Occurrence Native Status
South Dade Wetlands Present Native

Eleocharis rostellata has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native

Eleocharis rostellata has been found in the following habitat :
Salt Marsh