Southern United States (Florida, Texas), Greater Antilles (Cuba), Mexico (Tamaulipas, Yucatan peninsula, Chiapas), northern Central America (Belize, Guatemala).
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
Not included in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
. Treated as nonnative in Florida by the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants, but as native to South Florida by Weakley (2022). This was presumably collected in Key West twice between 1836 and 1853 (one specimen states "Key West" and the other "Florida"). It is native to Cuba, and tropical America including the Yucatan; we treat it as native and presumed extirpated in South Florida.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
For an illustration
, visit the Flora of North America website. For a specimen image, visit the New York Botanical Garden
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
Assumed to be Native
IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status:
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on the island of Key West. This is the only known collection from the Florida Keys.