Endemic to South Florida in Miami-Dade County. G. utriculata, from which G. floridana was split, is a wide ranging species native to 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:
Presumed Extirpated or Extinct
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
Ranked as possibly extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
; pp 146-147) based on several observations and collections made between 1959 and 1964 in a single hammock on Long Pine Key in Everglades National Park. Despite numerous surveys by many people over many decades since that time no new records are known. Published as globally extinct in 2020 (Knapp et al. 2020
). The time from discovery to apparent exiction for this global endemic was just five years.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park
(Gann 2015), page 91.
G. utriculata, misapplied.