Peninsular 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:
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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 lower Keys. Apparently collected once on Key West in the 1880s. Later reports for Big Pine Key appear to be based on the misidentification of herbarium specimens. Apparently extirpated and then reintroduced on the island of Key West from cultivated plants from the mainland.