Peninsular Florida, the West Indies (Cuba, Bahamas), Texas, Mexico, Central America 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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Bumelia celastrina, B. angustifolia.
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status:
Map of Florida Keys Locations
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for hammocks from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. Reported for the lower sandy Keys by John H. Davis (1942) and Curtis R. Kruer (1992). We consider this native throughout the Florida Keys, but possibly extirpated in the lower sandy Keys.