South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America (Panama) and South America.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
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 possibly extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
; pp 111-112) based on several collections and observations between 1952 and 1966 from Vaca Key and Ramrod Key in the lower Florida Keys. No new records are known. Plants from tropical American germplasm are cultivated on the mainland at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and elsewhere, and this has been reported as sparingly naturalized in Miami-Dade (Isely 1990) and Manatee counties (Wunderlin 1998, Wunderlin & Hansen 2011).
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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Synonyms: Acacia macracantha