|beach jacquemontia, reclined clustervine|
|House ex Small (1905)|
The following Participating Institutions are custodians for this species in the CPC National Collection:
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
The conservation of Jacquemontia reclinata is fully sponsored.
Meghan Fellows contributed to this Plant Profile.
A low (usually) growing vine found on the lee side of coastal sand dunes with white, star-shaped flowers (Small 1934, Martin 1994, Garvue 1999). The habitat for this plant is very rare and threatened by coastal development and rise in seas levels.
Distribution & Occurrence
A variety of habitats associated with coastal barrier islands, including sand dunes, tropical maritime hammock, & coastal strand in disturbed or natural areas (Robertson 1971, Ward 1979, Avery 1980, USFWS 1996(a), Fisher 2000, Coile 2000).
Associated species include: sea grape and other shrubs and dwarfed trees. Usually occurs with more or less weedy plants, occasionally with sea oats (USFWS, 1994)
|733 individuals in all ten populations, although most are in just 2 sites (USFWS 2001).|
Conservation, Ecology & Research
Germination rates appear to be higher in organic soils and shade, and seeds are generally short-lived in soil. Transplants grow readily in the field. (USFWS 1996)
Exotic species (Australian pine, Brazilian pepper, carrotwood, grasses) (USFWS 1996(a), 1996(b), E. Pinto, pers. comm.; Lane et al., 2001)
Ward, D.B. 1979. Rare and Endangered Biota of Florida Volume 5: Plants. Gainseville, FL: University Presses of Florida.