Mexico, Central America and South America; apparently naturalized elsewhere. Plants cited as this from the West Indies are Nymphaea conardii
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
NatureServe Global Status:
State of Florida Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
Although ranked as Endangered by the State of Florida and treated as native in the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants, other authorities cite as introduced here (e.g., ITIS, PLANTS).
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
Assumed to be Cultivated
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