South Florida, the West Indies (Bahamas, Cuba) and southern Mexico (Yucatan peninsula).
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 Cultivated Status:
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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, pinelands and disturbed sites from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. First observed in the lower sandy Key by George D. Gann and Keith A. Bradley in 1996. We consider this native and extant throughout the Florida Keys.