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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Portulaca minuta Correll
Tiny purslane

Portulaca minuta
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer, Big Pine Key, Monroe County, FL, USA

Family: Portulacaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Florida Keys and the Bahamas, and possibly elsewhere.

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: Discovered in 2013 in the National Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine Key by Keith A. Bradley and Chad Anderson (2725 USF), it is also present on Lower Sugarloaf Key and No Name Key (RL Hammer, email comm. 2022).

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Other data on Portulaca minuta available from :


Portulaca minuta has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native






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Portulaca minuta
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer, Big Pine Key, Monroe County, FL, USA