South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico and Central 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 is native to the Florida Keys from Elliott Key in Biscayne National Park south to Key West, where it is possibly extirpated. One specimen was collected in 1910 on the mainland in historical Brickell Hammock by J.W. Harshberger (s.n. NY). There are no other records from the South Florida mainland or from offshore barrier islands. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida
See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park
(Gann 2015), page 18 and Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida
page (Chafin 2000).
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 hammocks from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. We consider this native and extant from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.