Peninsular Florida, Cuba and Mexico.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
State of Florida Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Possibly 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 177-178) based on scattered collections between 1838 and 1956 from Key West, Miami (likely Brickell Hammock), and Long Pine Key in Everglades National Park. It appears that this taxon is establishing via seed rain from Cuba but failing to spread from points of recruitment (Gann 2015; 135). As such, we maintain the rank for this as possibly extirpated as additional extant plants would not be unexpected (e.g., possibly Kunzer 1761 USF
from Hendry County).
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park
(Gann 2015), page 133.