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Gymnopogon brevifolius Trin.
Slim skeleton grass, Shortleaf skeleton grass

Gymnopogon brevifolius
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Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and southeastern United States.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Other data on Gymnopogon brevifolius available from :

Gymnopogon brevifolius has been found in the following 2 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native

Gymnopogon brevifolius has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Hendry County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Gymnopogon brevifolius has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Mesic Flatwoods
Pine Rockland

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Gymnopogon brevifolius
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