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Trailing Milkvine (Matelea pubiflora)

Flowers of Matelea pubiflora photographed in Citrus County, Florida.

Photo Credit: Vida Svahnstrom
  • Global Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Apocynaceae
  • State: FL, GA
  • Nature Serve ID: 141276
  • Lifeform: Vine, Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Where is Trailing Milkvine (Matelea pubiflora) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Trailing Milkvine can be found in Florida, Georgia

Which CPC Partners conserve Trailing Milkvine (Matelea pubiflora)?

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, Bok Tower Gardens holds 1 accessions of Matelea pubiflora totalling approximately 130 seeds.

Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Restricted to the Coastal Plain of southeastern Georgia and peninsular Florida (Patrick et al. 1995, Kartesz 1999). Occurs on sandhills and has sustained significant habitat loss (Patrick et al. 1995). Known from about six locations in Georgia where it is disjunct (Patrick et al. 1995). Occasional in the northern and central peninsula of Florida (Wunderlin 1998). Matelea pubiflora is rare in Georgia and somewhat more abundant in Florida (Patrick et al. 1995).

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Taxon Matelea pubiflora
Authority Woodson
Family Apocynaceae
CPC Number 44856
ITIS 30379
Duration Perennial
Common Names trailing milkvine
Associated Scientific Names Matelea pubiflora | Edisonia pubiflora
State Rank
State State Rank
Florida S3S4
Georgia S2
Ecological Relationships


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