Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and northern South America.
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
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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:
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Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Reported in 1884 by J. Cosmo Melvill for the island of Key West, but not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1931. Not observed in the lower sandy Keys until 1980 (Reimus & Robertson 1997), but apparently native there. We treat this as native and extant in the upper Keys, lower Keys and lower sandy Keys