Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2015
In habitat, Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park, Florida
Endemic to South Florida.
State of Florida Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
This is rare in South Florida, known primarily from the Miami Rock Ridge, Florida Keys, and Big Cypress area. It is morphologically similar to, but distinct from the nonnative invasive weed, Spermacoce verticillata
. Using modern NatureServe criteria, we re-ranked this as Imperiled in South Florida in 2018.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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Borreria podocephala, misapplied; B. terminalis Small, not Vell.; Spermacoce terminalis (Small) Kartesz & Gandhi, not Vell.
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status:
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for pinelands in the lower Keys. We consider this native and extant in the lower Keys.