South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America; perhaps naturalized in the southwestern United States.
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of South Florida Locations
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status:
Map of Florida Keys Locations
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
First collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on the island of Key West. Collected in 1904 by O.E. Lansing (2534, NY) on Garden Key in what is now Dry Tortugas National Park in the lower sandy Keys. Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for hammocks and disturbed sites throughout the Florida Keys. We consider this native and extant throughout the Florida Keys.