Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.
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 Cultivated Status:
See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park
(Gann 2015), page 140.
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:
First collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on the island of Key West. Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for pinelands and edges of hammocks from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. First collected in the lower sandy Keys by F.R. Fosberg in 1962. We consider this native throughout the Florida Keys, but apparently extirpated everywhere except Dry Tortugas National Park. For more information on C. myosuroides, see IRC's species account