Endemic to South Florida in the Monroe County Keys.
NatureServe Global Status:
United States Federal Status:
State of Florida Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
Ranked as imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
) based on population estimates within the National Key Deer Refuge. It is still present there, but was up-ranked to critically imperiled in 2021 based on the small total extent of occurrence and numerous threats, including sea level rise.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
For a current review of Chamaecrista lineata
throughout its range, see the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Species Profile
. See also Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida
page (Chafin 2000).
C. grammica, misapplied.
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status:
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
First collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on Big Pine Key. Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for pinelands in the lower Keys. We consider this native and extant in the lower Florida Keys on and around Big Pine Key.