South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and northwestern 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:
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website. See also 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 in the lower Keys. Mapped by Elbert L. Little, Jr. (1978) for the upper Keys and the lower Keys, but absent from about Upper Matecumbe Key through West Summerland Key. We consider this native and extant in the upper Keys and the lower Keys.