South Florida, the West Indies, Central America and South America.
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 History and Distribution:
Ranked as critically imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
; pp 225-227) based on one extant occurrence in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park of Collier County where it is still present. It was also recorded in 2009 by Keith Bradley via iNaturalist
in the northeastern Big Cypress National Preserve or nearby vicinity.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
See also Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida
page (Chafin 2000).