South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
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IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
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Rediscovered March 6, 2016 on Long Pine Key in Everglades National Park by Chris Evans with Jake Heaton and Drew Mullins, presumably from plants translocated from Hattie Bauer Hammock in 1960 (see Luer 1972, Gann 2015
:78-79), Gann 2016
. Population verified by Jimi Sadle, Park Botanist, on March 7, 2016. We treat this as a benign introduction in Everglades National Park and as extirpated within historical range in South Florida.