South Florida, the Greater Antilles, Mexico, Central America and northern South America.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
State of Florida Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
Presumed Extirpated or Extinct
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 148-149) based on several collections made between 1838 and 1978 from Key West to Sugerload Key in the lower Florida Keys. No new records are known, and now ranked as presumed extirpated.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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(Weeds of Mexico) website.
Synonyms: Heliotropium fruticosum
, H. myosotoides
, H. phyllostachyum