Perhaps endemic to the West Indies. Widely cultivated throughout the tropics and subtropics and sometimes naturalized.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
Not Native, Naturalized
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Reported only by George N. Avery (1978) for the Florida Keys Section of Biscayne National Park.