Endemic to peninsular Florida.
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
See a 2018 post on the Treasure Coast Natives
blog on how Axilflower gets bees to pollinate its flowers upside down.
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 1884 by J. Cosmo Melvill for the island of Key West. Subsequently collected and reported for Big Pine Key, including the National Key Deer Refuge. We consider this native and extant in the lower Keys.