Endemic to South Florida in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
NatureServe Global Status:
United States Federal Status:
State of Florida Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
This is very rare in South Florida, known only from the Miami Rock Ridge and the Florida Keys. Using modern NatureServe criteria, we re-ranked this to Imperiled in South Florida in July, 2018.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
For a current review of A. blodgettii
throughout its range, see the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Species Profile
. See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park
(Gann 2015), page 162, and our Natives For Your Neighborhood
Aphora blodgettii, Ditaxis blodgettii
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status:
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
First collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on the island of Key West. Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for pinelands and hammocks fom the upper Keys to the lower Keys. We consider this native and extant from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.