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Piptochaetium avenacoides (Nash) Valencia & Costas
Florida needlegrass

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Endemic to peninsular Florida.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Omitted in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002), but collected in Collier County in 1986 by Robin Huck (4057 USF). Also reported for Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary (Judd 1994) and collected at the Prairie/Shell Creek South Florida Water Management District property in 2010 (Frank 2000 USF).

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Other data on Piptochaetium avenacoides available from :

Piptochaetium avenacoides has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier-Seminole State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Reported
Prairie/Shell Creek -SWFWMD property Present Native