Uncertain due to widespread cultivation; either tropical Asia or tropical America. Naturalized in the West Indies according to the Flora of the West Indies
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
Not Native, Cultivated Only
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
Not Native, Naturalized
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for disturbed areas on the island of Key West. Sparingly naturalized in the Florida Keys.