Florida, the West Indies, Mexico and Central America; widely cultivated and sometimes naturalized outside of its natural range.
NatureServe Global Status:
State of Florida Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
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 1907 by C.F. Millspaugh as cultivated in the lower sandy Keys. Also reported as "perhaps introduced" in the lower sandy Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. All of our records are from cultivated plants or plants persisting from cultivation. However, it would not be unexpected for this to naturalize in the Florida Keys, where it is widely cultivated.