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Pineland Dyschoriste (Dyschoriste angusta)

Dyschoriste angusta

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  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Acanthaceae
  • State: FL
  • Nature Serve ID: 146429
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 08/30/2021

Where is Pineland Dyschoriste (Dyschoriste angusta) located in the wild?

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Pineland Dyschoriste can be found in Florida

Which CPC Partners conserve Pineland Dyschoriste (Dyschoriste angusta)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

Tina Stanley
  • 05/11/2023
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

According to a March 2023 extract of the Florida Plant Rescue Database, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden holds 2 accessions of Dyschoriste angusta totalling approximately 158 seeds representing 16 maternal lines.

Jessica DeYoung
  • 11/03/2022

You wouldn’t know it by a leisurely walk through Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve’s Environmental Learning Center in Naples, Florida, but if you were to veer ever so slightly from the gravel path, you might step on a globally rare species. Naples Botanical Garden conservationists surveyed portions of Rookery Bay’s trail system as part of the Center for Plant Conservation’s Florida Plant Rescue initiative. We knew a few occurrences of pineland snakeherb (Dsychoriste angusta) existed there, but we did not expect to see so many.  In a 330-foot-long span, the small pineland herb numbers in the thousands, appearing to flourish in sand, loam, and rocky substrates.  

Thank goodness these plants grow so closely to the path because pineland snakeherb likes to be tricky by flowering and seeding only a few individuals at a time over a two-month span. Let’s just say we know that trek well, having returned multiple times to gather seeds little by little. While the plant prospers in the wild population, it had been poorly represented in seed banks until now, thanks to the work of the Center for Plant Conservation and its participating institutions. 

Center for Plant Conservation
  • 08/30/2021
  • Seed Collection Orthodox Seed Banking

Naples Botanical Garden plans to make a conservation seed collection of this species in 2021 as part of CPC’s inaugural season of the Florida Plant Rescue seed collections initiative.

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Taxon Dyschoriste angusta
Authority A. Gray
Family Acanthaceae
CPC Number 46475
ITIS 502189
Duration Perennial
Common Names pineland snakeherb
Associated Scientific Names Calophanes angusta | Dyschoriste oblongifolia var. angusta
State Rank
State State Rank
Florida S2S3
Ecological Relationships


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