Native to the Old World (Tropical Asia); widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere.
Map of South Florida Locations
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
Not Native, Naturalized
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
Assumed to be Present
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
Not Native, Cultivated Only
Map of Florida Keys Locations
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for hammocks, but most likely persisting from cultivation.