South Florida, the West Indies (Greater Antilles, Bahamas) and southern Mexico (Quintana Roo in the Yucatan peninsula).
NatureServe Global Status:
State of Florida Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of South Florida Locations
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park
(Gann 2015), page 34.
V. chioccoides, misapplied; V. glabra, misapplied.
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. We consider this native and extant from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.