Native to South America; widely cultivated and sometimes naturalized elsewhere.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
Not Native, Naturalized
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
For more images, click on the USDA PLANTS and Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants links below.
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for the sandy hammocks and thickets in the lower Keys and lower sandy Keys, but perhaps this was a misidentification. For an image, visit the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants