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Imperata brasiliensis Trin.
Brazilian satintail

Imperata brasiliensis

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida


SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For specimen images & an illustration, visit the Encylopedia of Life.

Other data on Imperata brasiliensis available from :

Imperata brasiliensis has been found in the following 36 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Babcock Ranch Preserve Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Regional Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Eachus Pineland Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Present Native
Goulds Pineland Present Native
Ingram Pineland Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Luis Martinez United States Army Reserve Station, Richmond Pine Rocklands Present Native
Moreno Pine Rockland Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Addition Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Present Native
Northrop Pineland Present Native
Pal-Mar Present Native
Pine Ridge Sanctuary Present Native
Pine Shore Preserve Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Quail Roost Pineland Present Native
Seminole Wayside Park Present Native
Silver Palm Groves Present Native
Sunny Palms Pineland Present Native
Trinity Pineland Present Native
West Biscayne Pineland Present Native
Wild Turkey Strand Preserve Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Imperata brasiliensis has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Hendry County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native

Imperata brasiliensis has been found in the following 5 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Marl Prairie
Mesic Flatwoods
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock

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Imperata brasiliensis