Tropical Asia. Widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
Not Native, Naturalized
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
Not Native, Cultivated Only
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913, but reported for pinelands, hammocks and disturbed areas in southern peninsular Florida and the Florida Keys by Small in 1933. All of our records are from cultivated plants or plants persisting from cultivation.