Endemic to South Florida.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
State of Florida Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
This is widespread in South Florida, and most common on the Miami Rock Ridge and in the Big Cypress. It grows in pine rocklands, pine flatwoods, and marl prairies all of which have been subjected to continuous habitat loss and fragmentation outside of Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve. Using modern NatureServe criteria, we re-ranked this as Rare in South Florida in July 2018.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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M. nivea, misapplied.