South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
State of Florida Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
Presumed Extirpated or Extinct
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
Ranked as presumed extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
, pp 71-72), based on a single population in Matheson Hammock Park, first vouchered in 1929 and later mistaken for a nonnative invasive vine and accidentally destroyed by a restoration crew in the early 2000s. Widespread in tropical America, it is cultivated in South Florida from nonnative germplasm.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: