The West Indies, Mexico and Central America.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
Not Native, Naturalized
South Florida History and Distribution:
IRC considers this an emerging invasive in South Florida. Added to 2022 Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (ECCISMA) Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) list.
First collected in South Florida in 2003 (Broward County, Pierre Guertin 6993 USF). For images, click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below.