Peninsular Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America. Also reported for Texas and Alabama, presumably in error.
Map of Florida Locations
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Iguana hackberry can grown as a tree, shrub or woody vine. In Florida, it appears that the most typical habit is that of a scandent woody vine.
Dismal Key, where iguana hackberry is present, is part of both the Cape Romano - Ten Thousand Islands Aquatic Preserve and Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Cape Romano - Ten Thousand Islands Aquatic Preserve is, in turn, part of the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Iguana hackberry is acually known from only four extant locations.
See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park
(Gann 2015), page 39.