Eleocharis mutata (Cyperaceae), new to the flora of Florida, U.S.A.

  • Courtney L. Angelo Broward County Parks and Recreation Division
  • David J. Rosen Lee College, Department of Biology
  • James J. Lange Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden & Broward County Parks and Recreation Division
Keywords: Eleocharis mutata, range expansion, nativity, Florida, new record


This is the first record of Eleocharis mutata in Florida, and the second record in the continental USA, suggesting a potential natural range expansion of this species from the Caribbean region. A key to species of Eleocharis subg. Limnochloa in Florida is included, along with a site description of the occurrence, visual aids for identification, and a brief discussion of nativity.


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How to Cite
Angelo, C. L., Rosen, D. J., & Lange, J. J. (2020). Eleocharis mutata (Cyperaceae), new to the flora of Florida, U.S.A. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 14(2), 405-410. https://doi.org/10.17348/jbrit.v14.i2.1018