Southeastern United States, the Greater Antilles (Cuba), Mexico, Central America and South America.
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:
Ranked as possibly extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
, pp 129-130), based a few collections from the lower Florida Keys. It was first collected sometime between 1838 and 1953, and then again three times between 1940 and 1953 on Big Pine Key, and observed there through 1978. It has been re-ranked as presumed extirpated after searches have failed to yeild any plants.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
For an image of an herbarium specimen collected on Big Pine Key in the Monroe County Keys by George N. Avery and Martha B. Meagher in 1974, visit the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
C. echinatum, misapplied.