Galactia pinetorum - Small
Pineland Milkpea
Other Common Names: pineland milkpea
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Galactia pinetorum Small (TSN 26697)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.136771
Element Code: PDFAB1P0H0
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Pea Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Fabales Fabaceae Galactia
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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: Galactia pinetorum
Taxonomic Comments: FLHP questions taxonomic distinctness due to some confusion as to relationship between G. pinetorum and G. prostrata.
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G2Q
Global Status Last Reviewed: 23Dec1997
Global Status Last Changed: 01Jun1993
Rounded Global Status: G2 - Imperiled
Reasons: Known only from eastern Dade and from Monroe counties, Florida. The Florida Natural Areas Inventory's database contains 18 occurrence records. The species' habitat has been severely altered or destroyed by commercial development.
Nation: United States
National Status: N2

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United States Florida (S2)

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NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent Comments: Dade and Monroe counties, Florida.

Number of Occurrences: 6 - 20
Number of Occurrences Comments: 18 element occurrences recorded by Florida Natural Areas Inventory as of October 1997.

Population Size Comments: May be common in suitable habitats.

Intrinsic Vulnerability Comments: Stimulated by and may need fire for maintenance; may benefit from mowing.

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Distribution
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Global Range: Dade and Monroe counties, Florida.

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United States FL

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State County Name (FIPS Code)
FL Miami-Dade (12086), Monroe (12087)
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Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
03 Everglades (03090202)+, Florida Bay-Florida Keys (03090203)+, Big Cypress Swamp (03090204)+*, Florida Southeast Coast (03090206)+
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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Basic Description: A perennial, prostrate, herbaceous vine, with slender stems and woody taproot. Leaves are 3-parted with linear leaflets. Flowers are purple to lavender in color.
Technical Description: "Prostrate perennials from the crown of slender ligneous root; stems slender, minutely puberulent, glabrate. Leaves up to 5 cm long, leaflets linear or narrowly linear-lanceolate, glabrous above, sparsely pubescent below in axils of veins. Flowers purplish lavender, a few together on peduncles 2-5 cm long, calyx 10-15 mm long, sparsely white strigillose, standard purplish lavender, 14-18 mm long, variegated with darker lines. Legume 4-5 cm long, appressed pubescent with whitish hairs" (Long and Lakela, 1971).
Diagnostic Characteristics: Stems prostrate; petiole to 20 mm long; leaflets narrowly linear; calyx 10-15 mm long (Long and Lakela, 1971).
Duration: PERENNIAL
Terrestrial Habitat(s): Forest - Conifer, Forest/Woodland, Woodland - Conifer
Habitat Comments: Oolitic limestone of pine rocklands and flatwoods.
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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Population/Occurrence Viability
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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Authors/Contributors
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NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 03Dec1990
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: Hardin, E.D., rev. D. White
Element Ecology & Life History Edition Date: 16Jun1992

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References
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  • KRAL, R. 1983.A REPORT ON SOME RARE,THREATENED,OR ENDANGEREDFOREST-RELATED VASCULAR PLANTS OF THE SOUTH.VOL I ISOETACEAETHROUGH EUPHORBIACEAE;VOL II AQUIFOLIACEA THROUGH ASTERACEAE& GLOSSARY.USDA FOREST SERV,SE REG.,ATL,GA. TECH PUBL R8-TP2

  • 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.

  • Kral, R. 1983c. A report on some rare, threatened, or endangered forest-related vascular plants of the South. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service Technical Publication R8-TP2, Athens, GA. 1305 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.

  • Taylor, W.K. 1992. The guide to Florida wildflowers. Taylor Publishing, Dallas, Texas. 320 pp.

  • Taylor, Walter Kingsley. 1992. The Guide to Florida Wildflowers. Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, Texas. 320 pp.

  • WUNDERLIN, RICHARD P. 1982. GUIDE TO THE VASCULAR PLANTS OF CENTRAL FLORIDA. UNIV. PRESSES OF FLA., TAMPA, ST. PETERSBURG, FT. MEYERS, SARASOTA

  • Wunderlin, R.P. 1982. Guide to the vascular plants of central Florida. Univ. Presses Florida, Gainesville. 472 pp.

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