South Florida and the Greater Antilles.
State of Florida Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
This is very rare in South Florida, known only from the Miami Rock Ridge and the Florida Keys. Using modern NatureServe criteria, we re-ranked this as Imperiled in South Florida in July, 2018.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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D. panicea of Hitchcock (1936) and others, not (Sw.) Urb.; Syntherisma filiforme, misapplied.
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
byJohn Kunkel Small for hammocks and pinelands from the upper Keys to the lower Keys, but his definition of upper Keys included the the lower Keys south and west to West Summerland Key. We consider this native and extant in the lower Keys.