South Florida and the West Indies (Cuba, Bahamas, Hispaniola).
NatureServe Global Status:
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 digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida
website. See also Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida
page (Chafin 2000).
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:
First collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on Big Pine Key. Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for hammocks from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. However, we have no records to verify any occurrence in the upper or middle Keys. Elbert L. Little, Jr. (1978) maps this only from the lower Keys on and around Big Pine Key. We consider this native and extant only in the lower Keys on and around Big Pine Key.