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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Mitreola petiolata (J.F. Gmel.) Torr. & A. Gray
Miterwort, Lax hornpod

Mitreola petiolata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Loganiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.


Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: See a 2019 post on the Treasure Coast Natives blog on the self-pollinating process in miterwort.

Synonyms: Cynoctonum mitreola.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for low pinelands and limestone sinksholes in the lower Keys.  We consider this native and extant only on Big Pine Key in the lower Keys.

Other data on Mitreola petiolata available from :

Mitreola petiolata has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native

Mitreola petiolata has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Wetland
Pine Rockland

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Mitreola petiolata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Mitreola petiolata
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer