Endemic to South Florida in the middle and lower Florida Keys.
State of Florida Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
For a recent taxonomic assesement of O. abjecta
and O. triacantha in South Florida, see Majure et al. 2014.
O. triacanthos, misapplied; O. triacantha is an orthographic variant.
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: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913, but collected by Small & Mathews (s.n., NY) in 1921. We consider this native and extant in the middle Keys and lower Keys. For more information, see IRC's species account.