Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America; naturalized in Hawaii and elsewhere.
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:
IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status:
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for hammocks in the lower Keys. Apparently spreading as a weed in the middle and upper Keys.