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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Pecluma dispersa (A.M. Evans) M.G. Price
Widespread polypody

Pecluma dispersa
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal

Family: Polypodiaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Epiphyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Peninsular Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, and South America.

NatureServe Global Status: Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Imperiled

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: Ranked as possibly extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002; pp 161-162) based on 1897 and 1978 collections from Sewell's Point and nearby Rocky Point in Martin County, and several collections and observations between 1915 and 1980 from Pumpkin Key and Key Largo in the northern Florida Keys; the last plants from Pumpkin Key were removed from the wild in 1980 just prior to the development of the island. No new records are known.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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: Reported in 1931 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks in the upper Keys. Last observed in the wild in 1980 on Pumpkin Key by Roger L. Hammer. For more information, see IRC's species account.

Other data on Pecluma dispersa available from :

Pecluma dispersa has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Rockland Hammock

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Pecluma dispersa
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal