South Florida and the West Indies (Bahamas, Greater Antilles).
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
This is the twining Galactia
with narrow leaflets 2–4(–6) mm wide, and mostly >4 times at long as wide, in the Florida Keys and the interior of Miami-Dade County. Franck (2017)
separates this from the otherwise West Indian Galactia parvifolia
as the endemic Galactia austrofloridensis
, based on its long inflorescences. Nesom (2015)
treats this as Galactia grisebachii
, which is placed into synonymy under Galactia parvifolia
by the Flora of the West Indies and ITIS. Many specimens of Galactia volubilis
in South Florida approach this taxon in leaf shape.
Galactia grisebachii; Galactia volubilis
of Wunderlin 1998, in part, not (L.) Britton; Galactia regularis
of Wunderlin & Hansen 2011, in part, not (L.) Britton, Sterns, & Poggenb.
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 pinelands and hammocks in the lower Keys. We consider this native and extant throughout the Florida Keys.