Southern United States, the West Indies, Mexico and Central America; perhaps escaped from cultivated in South America.
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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website for more information and images. Reported by John Kunkel Small in 1918 for Royal Palm Hammock
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status:
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Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1931. First reported in 1970 by George Avery for Pumpkin Key in the upper Florida Keys, and subsequently in other locations from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. We consider this native and extant in the upper Keys and lower Keys. An herbarium voucher for the Monroe County Keys was recently collected by George Wilder and colleagues at Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park (34468 SWF).