Endemic to peninsular Florida.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
A Florida endemic, this has only been collected a few times in the State from Key West to Duval County. Reported in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
, pp 113-115) as possibly extirpated in South Florida, this now appears to be possibly extinct in the wild throughout Florida. The most recent collected was a germplasm collection
made by the USDA in 1989 in Sarasota County.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
For an image of a type specimen collected on Key West by John Loomis Blodgett bewteen 1838 and 1853, visit the New York Botanical Garden