Peninsular Florida, the West Indies, southern Mexico, Central America and South America.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
NatureServe Global Status:
State of Florida Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
A very rare epiphyte in South Florida, primarily growing in swamps. Ranked as imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002), this has been reassessed as critically imperiled in 2019 using updated NatureServe methodology.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
See also Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida
page (Chafin 2000). Visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood
website for more information and images and click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below for more images.