South Florida, the West Indies and northern South America; reported in error for southern Mexico and Central America.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
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Previously ranked as imperiled in South Florida, in 2017 we have re-ranked this as critically imperiled due to declining populations in Miami-Dade County, Everglades National Park and Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. Declines are due to habitat degradation in Miami-Dade County and Everglades National Park and predation of plants by the Mexican bromeliad weevil (Metamasius callizona
) in the Fakahatchee. Also visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood
website for more information and images.