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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Cyperus filiculmis Vahl
Wiry flatsedge

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Ranked as Imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann, Bradley & Woodmansee 2002), this was re-ranked as Critically Imperiled using updated NatureServe criteria in 2020.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: "Cyperus filiculmis has long been treated within a broader and more widely used concept of C. filiculmis (C. lupulinus); see B. G. Marcks (1974)" (FNA Vol. 23). For images, click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below.

Synonyms: C. matindalei.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Reported

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported only in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for sandy areas on the island of Key West.

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