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




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