South Florida, the Greater Antilles, southern Mexico, Central America and northwestern South America.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
NatureServe Global Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
Presumed Extirpated or Extinct
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
Ranked as presumed extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
, pp 57-58), based on a collection in Miami by Abram P. Garber in 1877 and possibly a single tree in Matheson Hammock Park discovered in 1966, which was destroyed in the late 1970s or early 1980s. However, seeds were collected prior to the tree’s destruction and germplasm is maintained at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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Distinguished from the common A. elemifera in having: leaflets often 5 and usually more than 5 cm long (versus usually 3 and less than 5 cm long); inflorescence downy hairy (versus glabrous); ovary hairy, stalked (versus glabrous, sessile); and fruit elongated, 9-14 mm long (versus rounded, 5-8 mm long) (from Tomlinson 1980).