Peninsular Florida, the West Indies, southern Mexico and 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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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status:
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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 pinelands, hammock and sandy shores from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. First observed in the lower sandy Keys by George D. Gann and Keith A. Bradley in 1996. We consider this native and extant throughout the Florida Keys.