Eastern and central United States, the West Indies (Cuba, Bahamas) and northern Mexico.
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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C. pollardii, C. retrorsus.
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 and sandy places on the island of Key West (as C. blodgettii - the type locality) and for hammocks on Long Key (as C. litoreus - the type locality). We consider this native to the middle Keys and lower Keys, but possibly extirpated in the middle Keys.