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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Amaranthus floridanus (S. Watson) Sauer
Florida amaranth

Family: Amaranthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Endemic to peninsular Florida.

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Rare

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

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Presumed Extirpated

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: A Florida endemic, this has only been collected a few times in the State from Key West to Duval County. Reported in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002, pp 113-115) as possibly extirpated in South Florida, this now appears to be possibly extinct in the wild throughout Florida. The most recent collected was a germplasm collection made by the USDA in 1989 in Sarasota County.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For an image of a type specimen collected on Key West by John Loomis Blodgett bewteen 1838 and 1853, visit the New York Botanical Garden Virtual Herbarium.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Presumed Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Presumed Extirpated

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Presumed Extirpated

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on the island of Key West. This is the only known record for the Florida Keys. For more information, see IRC's species account.

Other data on Amaranthus floridanus available from :

Amaranthus floridanus has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland