In the U.S., there are only 5 specimens, 4 from Arizona and 1 from New Mexico (all under the name Hieracium rusbyi). It is considered rare in the Arizona Rare Plants Field Guide. The TROPICOS-VAST database has 44 records scattered from central Mexico to Panama. It is too common in Mexico and Central America to quilify as a New Mexico rare plant. Hieracium abscissum is synonymous.