South Florida and the West Indies (Cuba, Bahamas).
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 History and Distribution:
This is rare in South Florida, native only to the Miami Rock Ridge and the Florida Keys. Using modern NatureServe criteria, we re-ranked this as Imperiled in South Florida in July 2018.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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Cassia mexicana, misapplied.
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 in the lower Keys. We consider this native and extant in the middle and lower Keys.