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FR439/FOR370by Basil V. Iannone III, Emily C. Bell, Shannon Carnevale, Jeff E. Hill, Julie McConnell, Martin Main, Stephen F. Enloe, Steven A. Johnson, James P. Cuda, Shirley M. Baker, and Michael AndreuAugust 4th, 2021

IN1404/ENY2078Sby Alexandra M. Revynthi, German Vargas, Daniel Carrillo, Dakshina R. Seal, E. Vanessa Vassilaros y Paul E KendraJune 4th, 2023

WC186/AEC524 by Nicole M. W. Dodds, Mary Hannah Miller, and Alexa J. LammAugust 7th, 2022

FR285/FOR 223 by Benjamin Koubek, Emily Bell, and Chris DemersApril 10th, 2022

FR467/FOR396by Natalia Medina-Irizarry, Michael Andreu, and Stephen EnloeJune 14th, 2023

UW392/WEC347 by Rebecca G. Harvey and Frank J. MazzottiAugust 19th, 2021

AG463/SS-AGR-464by Deah Lieurance, Amy Kendig, and Christina RomagosaAugust 7th, 2022

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Air Potato (Dioscorea bulbifera)

Air potato is an invasive plant species in Florida that should be removed from public and private properties to help protect the state's natural areas. It can quickly engulf native vegetation in natural areas, climbing high into mature tree canopies. It produces large numbers of bulbils (aerial tubers), which facilitate its spread and make it extremely difficult to eliminate because new plants sprout from even very small bulbils. It invades a variety of habitats including pinelands and hammocks of natural areas.

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