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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Pecluma plumula (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) M.G. Price
Plume polypody

Pecluma plumula
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2006
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida

Family: Polypodiaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Epiphyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Peninsular Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

NatureServe Global Status: Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Imperiled

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 critically imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002; pp 292-293) based on two occurrences within Everglades National Park, both of which are extant. Although not reported in Rare Plants of South Florida, this was also collected in 2001 by Mike Owen at Koreshan State Historic Site.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park (Gann 2015), page 71.

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: Collected once in 1898 on Key Largo by C.L. Pollard (203, US). Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1931. For more information, see IRC's species account.

Other data on Pecluma plumula available from :

Pecluma plumula has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Rockland Hammock

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Pecluma plumula
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2006
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida

Pecluma plumula
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal

Pecluma plumula
Copyright by: Gil Nelson