Eastern peninsular Florida, the West Indies and northern South America.
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of South Florida Locations
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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C. fruticosum, C. villosum.
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status:
Map of Florida Keys Locations
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Reported in 1884 by J. Cosmo Melvill for the island of Key West. Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for hammocks in the lower Keys. Mapped by Elbert L. Little, Jr. (1978) as scattered and rare from the middle Keys to the lower Keys. We consider this native from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.