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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Vitis rotundifolia Michx.
Muscadine, Muscadine grape

Vitis rotundifolia
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Family: Vitaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States and the Bahamas.


Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks in the upper Keys. First collected in the lower Keys by J.D. Dickson III (s.n., FTG) in 1951. We consider this native to the upper Keys and lower Keys, but possibly extirpated in the lower Keys.

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Vitis rotundifolia has been reported from the following 6 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated

Vitis rotundifolia has been reported for the following 4 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Coastal Berm
Disturbed Upland
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock

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Vitis rotundifolia
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Vitis rotundifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Vitis rotundifolia
Copyright by: Eric Fleites

Vitis rotundifolia
Copyright by: Michelle Smith, 2021.

Vitis rotundifolia
Copyright by: Michelle Smith, 2023. In habitat at Barwick Park in Delray Beach.