South Florida, the Greater Antilles, southern Mexico, Central America and northwestern South America.
NatureServe Global Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
Presumed Extirpated or Extinct
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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Distinguished from the common A. elemifera in having: leaflets often 5 and usually more than 5 cm long (versus usually 3 and less than 5 cm long); inflorescence downy hairy (versus glabrous); ovary hairy, stalked (versus glabrous, sessile); and fruit elongated, 9-14 mm long (versus rounded, 5-8 mm long) (from Tomlinson 1980).
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
Recorded as Present in Error
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Reported for the Monroe County Keys by the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants, but we believe that a FLAS
specimen of A. elemifera
has been misdetermined (Gann et al., 2002).