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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Tridens eragrostoides (Vasey & Scribn.) Nash
Love grass tridens

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southern United States, Greater Antilles (Cuba), Mexico; in Florida, know only from the Monroe County Keys.

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 presumed extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002; pp 108-109) based on three collections from 1838 to 1898 from Key West and Upper Matecumbe Key. No new records are known.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For an illustration, visit Texas A & M University's Grass Images website. For a specimen image, 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: First collected on the island of Key West by either John Loomis Blodgett between 1838 and 1853 or by Ferdinand Rugel in 1846.  Charles L. Pollard and others collected it once on Upper Matecumbe Key in 1898.  Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks and limestone sinkholes on the island of Key West, although it is not clear whether or not Small actually observed any plants.  These are the only records for the Florida Keys.  For more information on T. eragrostoides in the Florida Keys, see IRC's species account.

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