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Melanthera parvifolia Small. Pineland Black-anthers. Phen: (Jan-) Feb-Apr (-Dec). Hab: Drier pine rocklands. Dist: Endemic to s. peninsular FL.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = FNA21, K1, K3, K4, SE1, SFla, Franck et al (2021), Parks (1973), Wagner & Robinson (2001); < Melanthera nivea (L.) Small – Fl7, WH3; > Melanthera parvifolia Small – S; > Melanthera radiata Small – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 8

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Melanthera parvifolia, Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park, Miami-Dade County, Florida 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷


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