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Pectis linearifolia Urb.
Florida cinchweed

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Endemic to peninsular Florida.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Rare

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: Scattered in South Florida and mostly known from coastal Lee County. Distinguished from P. glaucescens by it's shorter peduncles (up to 3 mm versus 5-15 mm).

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Other data on Pectis linearifolia available from :

Pectis linearifolia has been found in the following 7 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Cedar Point Environmental Park Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Mound Key Archaeological State Park Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
Tamiami Pineland Complex Addition Recorded as Present in Error

Pectis linearifolia has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native

Pectis linearifolia has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland