Southern United States (Florida?, Texas?), Greater Antilles (Cuba), Mexico (Tamaulipas, Yucatan peninsula, Chiapas), northern Central America (Belize Guatemala).
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
Assumed to be Native
South Florida History and Distribution:
Collected twice between 1838-1853 by John Loomis Blodgett: once in Key West (s.n. GH) and once in "Florida" (s.n. US). Although treated previously by us as nonnative, this could easily have been within historical range.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
For an illustration
, visit the Flora of North America website. For a specimen image, visit the New York Botanical Garden