South Florida, the West Indies, southern Mexico (Quintana Roo) and South America (Venezuela).
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:
Ranked as critically imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
; pp 535-537) based on three extant occurrences in two conservation areas (National Key Deer Refuge; Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area) and one non-conservation area (Grassy Key Pride-of-Big-Pine Site) in the Monroe County Keys. In 2005, plants were also located in the Middle Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area. The Grassy Key site is now part of the Florida Forever BOT Florida Keys Ecosystem Project.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
See also Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida
page (Chafin 2000).