Peninsular Florida, Mexico, Central America and South America.
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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The very hairy Sophora cultivated and now escaped in South Florida is S. tomentosa var. occidentalis
S. tomentosa, 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:
First collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on the island of Key West and on Big Pine Key. Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for coastal sand dunes and hammocks from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. First observed in the lower sandy Keys in 1996 by George D. Gann and Keith A. Bradley. We consider this native and extant throughout the Florida Keys.