South Florida, the West Indies, southern Mexico and Central America.
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of South Florida Locations
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
Intensive research in herbaria indicates that this species is native to the Florida Keys and the extreme southern mainland. We are currently updating our records to reflect this new information.
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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, and in 1889
by A.W. Chapman for the Florida Keys. Collected in 1904 by Stewardson Brown (14 PH) in the lower sandy Keys. Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks and sand dunes throughout the Florida Keys. We consider this native and extant throughout the Florida Keys.