The West Indies, southern Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
Not Native, Naturalized
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Reported only in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks and open sandy places on the island of Key West.