South Florida, the West Indies, Central America and northern South America.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
NatureServe Global Status:
State of Florida Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
Previously ranked as imperiled in South Florida, in 2017 we have re-ranked this as critically imperiled due to declining populations in Miami-Dade County and Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. Declines are due to habitat degradation in Miami-Dade County and predation of plants by the Mexican bromeliad weevil (Metamasius callizona
) in the Fakahatchee.
See also Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida
page (Chafin 2000). Visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood
website for more information and images.