South Florida, Greater Antilles (not Jamaica), 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:
This was ranked as imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
), but was re-ranked in 2013 based on a reassessment of the number of plants and occurrences confirmed as present (see Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park
, Gann 2015: p 104). It was also ranked as presumed extirpated in the Monroe County Keys, but was rediscovered there in 2017 at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
See also Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida
page (Chafin 2000) and visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood
website for more information.