South Florida and the West Indies (not Puerto Rico).
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 336-338) based on one extant occurrence at the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Collier County, where it is still extant. Historically, plants were both native to and introduced to Everglades National Park but no plants had been seen there since 1963 (Gann 2015). However, in 2007 a small population was rediscovered there by orchid enthusiast Russ Clusman and Everglades National Park Botanist Jimi Sadle.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park
(Gann 2015), page 125.