Regularity: Regularly occurring
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. 
Hypelate is a monotypic genus.
- 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.
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