Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
Ranked as critically imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
; pp 233-235) based on one extant occurrence at Dry Tortugas National Park, Monroe County. In 2013 it was documented by Everglades National Park botanist Jimi Sadle and IRC biologists Craig van der Heiden and James Johnson in Florida Bay within Everglades National Park where it had been intermittently documented since 1905. See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park
(Gann 2015), page 140.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
Synonyms: Cenchropsis myosuroides