South Florida (Florida Keys), the West Indies, southern Mexico (Quintana Roo) and Central America (Belize).
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 History and Distribution:
Ranked as critically imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
; pp 305-307) based on one occurrence in Biscayne National Park, Miami-Dade County. A reintroduction program at Long Key State Park is in process. This is widely cultivated in South Florida, from both native and introduced germplasm.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
In South Florida, known only from two stations in the Florida Keys, one of which (Long Key) is extinct. For more information, see our species account
. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida
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
by John Kunkel Small for hammocks on Elliott Key and Long Key. We considert this native to the upper Keys (Elliott Key) and middle Keys (Long Key), but presumed extirpated in the middle Keys.