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Pentodon pentandrus (K. Schum.) Vatke
Hale's pentodon

Family: Rubiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies (Bahamas) and the Old World (Africa, Madagascar).

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

State of Florida Status:

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Pentodon pentandrus has been found in the following 6 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Babcock Ranch Preserve Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Pentodon pentandrus has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native

Pentodon pentandrus has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Coastal Interdunal Swale
Disturbed Wetland
Strand Swamp
Wet Flatwoods