Regularity: Regularly occurring
Localities documented in Tropicos sources
United States (North America)
Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
- Anonymous. 1986. List-Based Rec., Soil Conserv. Serv., U.S.D.A. Database of the U.S.D.A., Beltsville. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1103
- Long, R. W. & O. K. Lakela. 1971. Fl. Trop. Florida i–xvii, 1–962. University of Miami Press, Coral Cables. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1506
- Small, J. K. 1933. Man. S.E. Fl. i–xxii, 1–1554. Published by the Author, New York. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1515
Global Range: FL Keys, Big Pine Key, Everglades National Park, Monroe and Dade Cos., Fla., and West Indies (incl. Jamaica and Puerto Rico).
Comments: Rockland hammock, and pine rockland.
Number of Occurrences
Note: For many non-migratory species, occurrences are roughly equivalent to populations.
Estimated Number of Occurrences: 6 - 20
Comments: Unknown status in West Indies; 12 known occurrences as of 12/90.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Hypelate trifoliata
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hypelate trifoliata
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N1 - Critically Imperiled
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
Reasons: Monotypic genus. Tenuous existence in Florida Keys; limited distribution in Caribbean. Occurs in Jamaica, Bahamas, Greater Antilles, St. Martin, Anguilla, Cayman Islands and Puerto Rico. In Puerto Rico, rare in dry forests on limestone.
Comments: Key Largo sites prone to development.
Hypelate trifoliata, commonly known as White Ironwood, is a small tree in the soapberry family. It is native to extreme southern Florida and islands of the Caribbean. It has trifoliate leaves and produces small flowers in early summer. 
- Charles Sprague Sargent (1895). "The silva of North America: a description of the trees which grow naturally in North America exclusive of Mexico, Volume 2.". Retrieved 2013-12-13.
Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Monotypic genus.