South Florida and southern Mexico (Yucatan peninsula).
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
Assumed to be Native
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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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. First published by Chapman in 1860 as Streptachne floridana. However, not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Rediscovered in the lower Florida Keys by George N. Avery in 1965. For more information on A. floridana in the Florida Keys, see IRC's species account