Eastern and southern United States, the West Indies, Mexico and Central America (Costa Rica); introduced in the interior of the United States 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:
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for hammocks and sand dunes in the upper Keys. Also reported for Big Pine Key (Dickson, 1953), but this was cited as probably misidentified in Austin et al. (1980). There are no verifiable vouchers known from the Florida Keys.