A floristic inventory of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary (Collier County and Lee County), Florida, U.S.A.

  • George J. Wilder Naples Botanical Garden
  • Jean M. McCollom Natural Ecosystems

Abstract

Documented presently as growing wild within Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary (Collier Co. and Lee Co., Florida, U.S.A) are individuals of 126 families, 401 genera, 756 species, and 773 infrageneric taxa of vascular plants. Those data, combined with records from previous workers, yield a total of 770 species and 787 infrageneric taxa documented for the Sanctuary. Of the 773 infrageneric taxa documented presently, 611 (79.0%) are native to Florida. Herein, seven main kinds of habitats are recognized for the study area, and individual taxa inhabit one or more of those habitats. Twenty-nine presently reported infrageneric taxa are listed as Endangered (16 taxa) or Threatened in Florida (13 taxa). For South Florida, 36 infrageneric taxa listed as Extirpated (3 taxa), as Historical (5 taxa), or as Critically Imperiled (28 taxa) were documented during this study.

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Published
2018-07-20
How to Cite
Wilder, G. J., & McCollom, J. M. (2018). A floristic inventory of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary (Collier County and Lee County), Florida, U.S.A. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 12(1), 265-315. https://doi.org/10.17348/jbrit.v12.i1.936