United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World.
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:
Reported in 1884 by J. Cosmo Melvill for the island of Key West. Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for hammocks, pinelands and disturbed areas from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. Although weedy, we consider this native and possibly extant in the lower Keys. Last reported for the National Key Deer Refuge by the Big Pine Key Botanical Society (1992) and Hammer (1992). A specimen at USF needs to be examined.