South Florida, southern Mexico, Central America and northern South America.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
NatureServe Global 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:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
Ranked as presumed extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
; pp 89-90) based on a single 1916 collection from a hammock south of Coot Bay in what in now Everglades National Park. No new records are known.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park
(Gann 2015), page 113.