Copyright by: George D. Gann
In Habitat, Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Florida, 2013
South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and northern 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:
This is native to the Florida Keys in both Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. One specimen was collected in 1906 on the mainland in historical Brickell Hammock by John Kunkel Small and Joel J. Carter (s.n., NY). There are no other records from the South Florida mainland or from offshore barrier islands.
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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 coastal sand dunes and hammocks from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. We consider this native from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.