United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Possibly Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild
Map of South Florida Locations
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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E. cordifolius, misapplied.
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status:
Map of Florida Keys Locations
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
First collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on the island of Key West. Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for pools and limestone sinkholes in the lower Keys. It was collected in the middle Keys in 1892 by Joseph H. Simpson and in 1948 by J.S. Haeger. Haeger's collection is the last known report of this from the Florida Keys. For more information on E. berteroi, see IRC's species account