South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America; cultivated and sometimes naturalized elsewhere.
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J. violacea; J. pentantha is an othograhic varient.
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Florida Keys History and Distribution:
First collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on the island of Key West. Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for hammocks and thickets from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. We consider this native and extant from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.