Peninsular Florida and Cuba, where widespread. In Florida, known only from southeastern Florida and a few counties near Tampa Bay where limestone substrate is found.
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
Native to the Monroe County Keys and Miami-Dade County and collected once in Palm Beach County by Erdman West in 1944 (s.n., FLAS)
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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
Assumed to be Present
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status:
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
First collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on the island of Key West. Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for pinelands in the lower Keys. Also collected in 1999 and 2002 by George Gann and Janice Duquesnel at Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park on North Key Largo (231 FTG, 1140 FTG), where perhaps relict from the historical pineland there. However, the North Key Largo population was not observed during comprehensive botanical surveys between 2012 and 2014 (Wilder et a. 2014). We consider this native in the upper Keys and lower Keys, but possibly extirpated in the upper Keys. Verification of its status in pinelands in the lower Keys is also needed.