Tephrosia angustissima angustissima Shuttlew. ex Chapm. (1860:96)

Coral hoary pea, Narrowleaf hoarypea



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Cracca angustissima (Shuttlew. ex Chapm.) Kuntze in Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 174 (1891); Tephrosia purpurea var. angustissima (Shuttlew. ex Chapm.) B.L.Rob. in Bot. Gaz. 28: 201 (1899)


Conservation Status

Missing (Suckling et al., 2004 [as "extinct or missing" ]) or Extinct (Gann et al., 2002:54-55; Knapp et al., 2021; NatureServe, 2024; POWO, 2024)

Last record: 1947 (native range) (Gann et al., 2002:54; Suckling et al. 2004; Knapp et al., 2021); 1985 (outside native range) (Gann et al., 2002:54; Suckling et al. 2004; Knapp et al., 2021)


"The narrow-leaved hoary pea (Tephrosia angustissima var. angustissima) was first collected in 1846 in pine rockland habitat near the Miami River. This habitat has been largely destroyed in south Florida, and virtually none exists within the taxa's former range. The last collection was from a natural site was in 1947. A collection was made from a disturbed lot outside of the taxon's natural range in 1985. This plant is thought to have been brought in on roadfill. A survey in 2000 found that the population had been destroyed."

(Suckling et al., 2004:46/63)



Miami-Dade County, South Florida, Florida, USA


Biology & Ecology










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Chapman, A. W. (1883). Flora of the Southern United States. 2nd edition. Cambridge: John Wilson and Son.

Coile, N. C. (2000). Notes on Florida's endangered and threatened plants. Gainesville: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Division of Plant Industry.

Contu, S. (2012). Tephrosia angustissima. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T19892512A20149830. Downloaded on 19 November 2016.

Gann, George D., Bradley, Keith A. and Woodmansee, Steven W. (2002). Rare Plants of South Florida: Their History, Conservation, and Restoration. Miami, Florida: The Institute for Regional Conservation. xiv + 1056 pp.

Isely, D. (1990). Vascular Flora of the Southeastern United States. Volume 3, Part 2. Leguminosae (Fabaceae). Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Isely, D. (1998). Native and Naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the United States: 1-1007. Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Knapp, Wesley M., Frances, Anne, Noss, Reed, Naczi, Robert F. C., Weakley, Alan, Gann, George D., Baldwin, Bruce G., Miller, James, McIntyre, Patrick, Mishler, Brent D., Moore, Gerry, Olmstead, Richard G., Strong, Anna, Kennedy, Kathryn, Heidel, Bonnie and Gluesenkamp, Daniel. (2021). Vascular plant extinction in the continental United States and Canada. Conservation Biology 35(1): 360-368. [Supporting Information (Appendix S1)]

Long, R. W. and Lakela, O. (1976). A Flora of Tropical Florida. Coral Gables: University of Miami Press.

NatureServe. (2024). NatureServe Network Biodiversity Location Data accessed through NatureServe Explorer [web application]. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available at: [Accessed 25 May 2024]

POWO. (2024). Plants of the World Online (online resource). Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom. Available at: [Accessed 25 May 2024]

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Small, J. K. (1933). Manual of the Southeastern Flora. Lancaster: Science Press.

Suckling, Kieran, Slack, Rhiwena and Nowicki, Brian. (2004). Extinct and the Endangered Species Act. Centre For Biological Diversity. 63 pp.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.

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