Mexico and Central America; 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:
Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for hammocks and pinelands from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. Possibly naturalized in the Florida Keys, but we have no vouchers or other verifiable records.