South Florida and the West Indies (Greater Antilles, Bahamas).
NatureServe Global Status:
State of Florida Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State 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:
There is recruitment from introduced plants at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, but these plant are not yet reproductive (Possley 2022).
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
For more information, see our species account
and our Natives For Your Neighborhood
website. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida
website. See also Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida
page (Chafin 2000).
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
Not Native, Cultivated Only
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Cultivated as a butterfly host. Native to South Florida along the coast from Key Biscayne in Miami-Dade County north to Palm Beach County.