South Florida, the Greater Antilles (Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola) and northern South America.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
NatureServe Global Status:
State of Florida Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
Possibly Extirpated or Extinct
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
Assumed to be Present
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
Ranked as presumed extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
; pp 85-87) based on numerous collections and observations between 1903 and at least 1966 from hammocks on Long Pine Key in Everglades National Park. No new records are known despite many searches since 1977.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
Assumed to be Cultivated
See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park
(Gann 2015), page 110.