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:
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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:
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.