Chamaecrista deeringiana - Small & Pennell
Florida Senna
Other English Common Names: Florida Keys Sensitive-pea
Other Common Names: Florida Keys sensitive pea
Synonym(s): Cassia deeringiana (Small & Pennell) J.F. Macbr.
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Chamaecrista deeringiana Small & Pennell (TSN 501381)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.159449
Element Code: PDFAB470K0
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Pea Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Fabales Fabaceae Chamaecrista
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Concept Reference
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Concept Reference: Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.
Concept Reference Code: B94KAR01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Chamaecrista deeringiana
Taxonomic Comments: Wunderlin (1998) does not treat this species as distinct, but places it in Chamaecrista fasciculata.
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G2G4Q
Global Status Last Reviewed: 27Sep2006
Global Status Last Changed: 27Sep2006
Rounded Global Status: G3 - Vulnerable
Reasons: Endemic to the extreme southeastern United States. Occurs in 19 Florida counties (L. Chafin, pers. comm., 2003). Status in Florida may be reasonably secure but the Florida Natural Areas Inventory subsumes this material into C. fasciculata, making a determination of status difficult.
Nation: United States
National Status: N1N2

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
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United States Alabama (S1), Florida (SNR), Georgia (S1?), Mississippi (S1)

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Range Extent Comments: Everglade Keys and lower Florida Keys, southern Alabama, western Florida panhandle, disjunct in southern Florida.

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Distribution
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Global Range: Everglade Keys and lower Florida Keys, southern Alabama, western Florida panhandle, disjunct in southern Florida.

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U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States AL, FL, GA, MS

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
AL Covington (01039), Escambia (01053), Geneva (01061), Houston (01069)
GA Crawford (13079)*, Decatur (13087), Early (13099), Macon (13193)*, Mitchell (13205), Peach (13225)*, Seminole (13253), Taylor (13269), Worth (13321)
MS Harrison (28047)*
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
03 Lower Ocmulgee (03070104)+*, Little (03110204)+, Lower Chattahoochee (03130004)+, Upper Flint (03130005)+, Lower Flint (03130008)+, Spring (03130010)+, Chipola (03130012)+, Yellow (03140103)+, Pea (03140202)+, Escambia (03140305)+, Mississippi Coastal (03170009)+*
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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Basic Description: A perennial herb, 2-9 dm tall, with bright yellow flowers that bloom in summer (or all year in the southern-most part of its range).
General Description: Stems are several rising from horizontal rootstocks. Braches are to 9dm long, and are essentially glabrous. Stipules are lance-acuminate; leaflets twenty pairs or fewer; blades 8-10mm long, 2mm wide, mucronate. Petals are golden yellow, 2 cm long, exceeding the sepals and stamens. The anthers are usually reddish. The legume is 5.5cm long, 5-6mm wide; valves with oblique impressions.
Reproduction Comments: In southern Florida this species flowers throughout the year (Long and Lakela 1971). Small (1933) indicates that this species blooms in the spring and summer elsewhere.
Terrestrial Habitat(s): Forest Edge, Forest/Woodland, Savanna, Shrubland/chaparral, Woodland - Conifer, Woodland - Mixed
Habitat Comments: Rocky pineland, flatlands, turkey oak, open scrub, roadsides (Isely, 1990).
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 02Dec2003
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: Maybury
Element Ecology & Life History Edition Date: 18Mar2003
Element Ecology & Life History Author(s): Oliver, L.

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References
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  • Clewell, A.F. 1985. Guide to vascular plants of the Florida panhandle. Florida State Univ. Press, Tallahassee, Florida. 605 pp.

  • Isely, D. 1990. Vascular flora of the southeastern United States. Vol. 3, Part 2. Leguminosae (Fabaceae). Univ. North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill. 258 pp.

  • Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.

  • Kartesz, J.T., and R. Kartesz. 1980. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada and Greenland. Vol. 2. The biota of North America. Univ. of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill. 500 pp.

  • Long, R.W., and O. Lakela. 1971. A flora of tropical Florida. Univ. Miami Press, Coral Gables, Florida. 962 pp.

  • Small, J.K. 1933. Manual of the southeastern flora. Two volumes. Hafner Publishing Company, New York.

  • Sorrie, B.A. 1999. Species ranking for noteworthy plants of Mississippi (A99SOR01MSUS). E-mail of Sept. 1, 1999 to MSHP.

  • Sorrie, B.A., and S.W. Leonard. 1999. Noteworthy records of Mississippi vascular plants. Sida 18(3)889-908. Address: BRUCE SORRIE, 3076 NIAGARA-CARTHAGE ROAD, WHISPERING PINES, NC 28327

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