South Florida, Greater Antilles (not Jamaica), Central America and South America.
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:
This was ranked as imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002), but was re-ranked in 2013 based on a reassessment of the number of plants and occurrences confirmed as present (see Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park
, Gann 2015: p 104). It was also ranked as presumed extirpated in the Monroe County Keys, but has recently been rediscovered there at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.
See also Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida
page (Chafin 2000) and visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood
website for more information.
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:
Collected once in 1916 on Key Largo by John Kunkel Small (7476 NY) and reported but never verified for Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park (Hammer 1995, Florida Park Service 1997). Recently rediscovered at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (T. Ferraro, email comm. 2015).