Southern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America; escaped from cultivation in Hawaii and elsewhere.
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of South Florida Locations
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
This is a weedy native that may be more common than records indicate.
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 hammocks and disturbed areas from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. Last reported for the National Key Deer Refuge by Austin et al. (1980). A specimen at USF needs to be examined.