Central and western North America, the West Indies (Bahamas, Cuba), Mexico and a disjunct population in South America (Peru). Sometimes cultivated and naturalized elsewhere, including Florida.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
Not Native, Naturalized
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
Assumed to be Cultivated
The Miami-Dade County record (FTG) is based on a greenhouse specimen collected by W.S. Philips in 1937. Recently collected in a ditch in Collier County: see University of Florida
online collections catalog.
M. mucronata, M. uncinata.