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Stylisma abdita Myint
Showy dawnflower

Family: Convolvulaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Endemic to peninsular Florida.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: G2G3

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Rare

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Ranked as critically imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002; pp 321-322) based on one occurrence in one conservation area (Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve) and fragmented occurrences on several private properties in Collier County. While many populations on private property are assumed destroyed, an extant population has been verified at Railhead Scrub in Collier County, and an herbarium specimen was collected at the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge in 2010.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For images, click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below. See also Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida page (Chafin 2000).

Other data on Stylisma abdita available from :

Stylisma abdita has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Railhead Scrub Preserve Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native

Stylisma abdita has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Lee County Possibly Extirpated Native

Stylisma abdita has been found in the following habitat :