South Florida and the Bahamas (cited for Cuba and Anegada by various sources but excluded there by the Flora of the West Indies).
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
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 73-74) based on a single collection and several observations in the vicinity of Florida City Pineland in 1979, but likely destroyed there by construction of a government complex. Subsequently cultivated at the northwest corner of the Florida City Pineland by Miami-Dade County, presumably from Bahamian germplasm. Rediscovered in the wild in 2021 by IRC Ecological Restoration Team Leader Alex Seasholtz at the Moreno Pineland near SW 222nd Street and 137th Avenue in Miami-Dade County. A single clump was found growing out of undegraded oolitic limestone.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
Synonyms: Cordia bahamensis