Peninsular Florida, the West Indies, Mexico and Central America.
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of South Florida Locations
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
For a specimen image, visit the New York Botanical Garden
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 sites in the lower Keys. Although weedy, we consider this native and extant from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. This is almost certainly more common than it was historically, spreading along roadsides and in other disturbed areas.