South Florida, the West Indies, 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:
Ranked as critically imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
; pp 191-193) based on three occurrences in Monroe County, two in conservation areas (National Key Deer Refuge, Great While Heron National Wildlife Refuge) and one in a non-conservation areas (Cupania Hammock), the latter which has been partially acquired by Monroe County. A survey for this in the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge is needed.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
See also Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida
page (Chafin 2000).