Southern United States (Florida, Texas), Greater Antilles (Cuba), Mexico (Tamaulipas, Yucatan peninsula, Chiapas), northern Central America (Belize, Guatemala).
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
Not included in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
. Treated as nonnative in Florida by the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants, but as native to South Florida by Weakley (2022). This was presumably collected in Key West twice between 1836 and 1853 (one specimen states "Key West" and the other "Florida"). It is native to Cuba, and tropical America including the Yucatan; we treat it as native and presumed extirpated in South Florida.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
For an illustration
, visit the Flora of North America website. For a specimen image, visit the New York Botanical Garden