Southern United States (perhaps only South Florida), the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America; naturalizing outside of its native range. In South Florida, known only from Key West.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
Presumed to be Native
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
Although treated as an exotic by the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants and others, this was collected early in Key West and is native throughout the West Indies, including Cuba and the Bahamas.
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