Endemic to South Florida.
State of Florida Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
This is widespread in South Florida, and most common on the Miami Rock Ridge and in the Big Cypress. It grows in pine rocklands, pine flatwoods, and marl prairies all of which have been subjected to continuous habitat loss and fragmentation outside of Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve. Using modern NatureServe criteria, we re-ranked this as Rare in South Florida in July 2018.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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M. nivea, misapplied.
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 1913
by John Kunkel Small for pinelands and coastal sand dunes from the upper Keys to the lower Keys, but we have records only from Big Pine Key in the lower Keys, were we consider this native and extant.