South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and northern 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:
In South Florida, this is native to the upper Florida Keys in both Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. One specimen was collected in 1904 on the mainland near what is now Castellow Hammock Park north of Homestead by John Kunkel Small (2249a, NY). There are no other records from the South Florida mainland or from offshore barrier islands.
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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:
Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for hammocks in the upper Keys. We consider this native and extant only in the upper Keys.