Peninsular Florida, the West Indies (Bahamas, Cuba, Hispaniola) and South America. Variety africana is native to Africa and Madagascar.
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of South Florida Locations
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status:
Map of Florida Keys Locations
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for coastal sand dunes and hammocks from the upper Keys to the lower Keys, but under his definition the upper Keys would have included what is now Bahia Honda State Park. First reported for the lower sandy Keys by John H. Davis in 1942. We consider this native and extant in the lower Keys and lower sandy Keys.