Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, New Providence, Bahamas, 2012
South Florida and the West Indies (Bahamas, Greater Antilles).
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:
This is very rare in South Florida and known only from a few scattered populations. Using modern NatureServe criteria, we up-ranked this to Critically Imperiled in South Florida in June, 2018.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
Visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood
website for more information and images. 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:
Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for hammocks on Key Largo. A specimen from Dry Tortugas National Park represents either a cultivated plant or a mislabeled specimen. We consider this native and extant in the upper Keys.