The typical variety is endemic to South Florida. Variety caribaea is konwn from the West Indies, Central Ameria and South America (Flora of the West Indies).
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
NatureServe Global Status:
State of Florida Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
See also Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida
page (Chafin 2000).