South Florida and the West Indies.
NatureServe Global Status:
State of Florida Status:
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:
Although ranked as critically imperliled by IRC in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann, Bradley and Woodmansee 2002), a number of new populations have been discovered since 2002 and additional herbarium specimens have become available leading to the downranking of this to imperiled in 2014. Updated NatureServe criteria were used.
For more images, click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below.
For a specimen image, visit the New York Botanical Garden
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 open hammocks and sandy places on the island of Key West. Recently disovered by George D. Gann on Stock Island adjacent to the island of Key West. Also recently discovered on Lignumvitae Key. We consider this native and extant in the middle Keys and lower Keys. For more information on C. floridanus in South Florida, see IRC's species account