Bermuda, Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America, Galapagos and western Africa.
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
Visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood
website for more information and images. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida
website. See also a 2022 post on the Treasure Coast Natives
blog about the "witch's broom" deformity observed occasionally in Buttonwood.
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status:
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Reported in 1884 by J. Cosmo Melvill for the island of Key West. Reported in 1907 by C.F. Millspaugh for the lower sandy Keys. Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for hammocks, sand dunes and shores throughout the Florida Keys. We consider this native and extant throughout the Florida Keys.