Old World tropics; 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:
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, P. scolopendria
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 1931. Cultivated from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. While naturalized on the South Florida mainland, it may be too dry in the Florida Keys for it to become established.