Peninsular Florida, the West Indies (not Jamaica), Mexico, Central America and South America.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
Assumed to be Present
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
Ranked as presumed extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
; pp 81-82) based on a single collection in 1964 from Ramrod Key by George N. Avery. Cultivated plants of either Hypolepis barringtonii
or Hypolepis repens
(see below) may be present in South Florida in botanical gardens or private collections.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
Florida material has been described as a Florida endemic (Schwartsburd 2018, Weakley 2022, Wunderlin et al. 2023), Hypolepis barringtonii
, which is a generally smaller plant with fewer prickles than Hypolepis repens
in the narrow sense.