South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico and Central America.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
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This is native to the Florida Keys from Elliott Key in Biscayne National Park south to Key West, where it is possibly extirpated. One specimen was collected in 1910 on the mainland in historical Brickell Hammock by J.W. Harshberger (s.n. NY). There are no other records from the South Florida mainland or from offshore barrier islands. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida
See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park
(Gann 2015), page 18 and Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida
page (Chafin 2000).