Southeastern United States (peninsular Florida, Texas), the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.
State of Florida Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
For an image of an herbarium specimen collected in Lee County by Bruce F. Hansen and Richard P. Wunderlin, visit the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
C. paniculata, misapplied.
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 in either 1846 (Rugel 66, NY) or between 1838 and 1853 (Blodgett s.n., NY) on the island of Key West. Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for coastal sand dunes and hammocks from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. We consider this native from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. It is presumed extirpated in the middle and lower Keys.