Copyright by: Beryn Harty
In habitat, Monroe County, Florida, 2014
Southeastern United States and the West Indies (Bahamas, Greater Antilles).
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
C. aspera, C. simpsonii.
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:
Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for pinelands and hammock edges in the lower Keys. Reported for the lower sandy Keys by Davis (1942), but we have been unable to verify this report. Apparently spreading as a weed in the middle and upper Keys.