South Florida, the West Indies and southern Mexico (Yucatan peninsula).
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
State of Florida Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild
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
; p 60) based on several collections between 1904 and 1915 from Brickell Hammock just south of the Miami River. Other Baccharis
taxa have often been misidentified as this (Gann et al. 2002, Franck et al. 2020
). A recent observation on iNaturalist
has been suggested to be this, and it does resemble this species, but not all leaves are entire (Gann 2022 on iNaturalist
). To date, flowering has not been observed; it is possibly a hybrid between other native Baccharis
taxa. This species is now commonly cultivated in South Florida from West Indian germplasm, but no naturalized populations are currently known.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: