South Florida and the West Indies (Greater Antilles, Bahamas).
State of Florida 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 rare in South Florida, where it is known primarily from the Miami Rock Ridge and the Florida Keys; it can be very abundant in both pine rocklands and rockland hammock and is also found in coastal hammocks on sand along the southeastern coast north to Boyton Beach. Using modern NatureServe criteria, we re-ranked this as Rare in South Florida in July 2018.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
Apparently disjunct from Miami-Dade County to southern Palm Beach and Martin counties, where it needs to be vouchered. Visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood
website for more information and images.
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 1907 by C.F. Millspaugh for the lower sandy Keys. Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for pinelands and hammocks throughout the Florida Keys. We consider this native and extant throughout the Florida Keys.