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Euploca fruticosa (L.) J.I.M. Melo & Semir
Key West heliotrope

Family: Boraginaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: South Florida, the Greater Antilles, Mexico, Central America and northern South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Presumed Extirpated or Extinct

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Presumed Extirpated

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Ranked as possibly extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002; pp 148-149) based on several collections made between 1838 and 1978 from Key West to Sugerload Key in the lower Florida Keys. No new records are known, and now ranked as presumed extirpated.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Synonyms: Heliotropium fruticosum, H. myosotoides, H. phyllostachyum.

Other data on Euploca fruticosa available from :

Euploca fruticosa has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Monroe County (Keys) Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Euploca fruticosa has been found in the following habitat :
Rockland Hammock