This species is endemic to the Seychelles. It occurs naturally only on the two islands of Praslin (Fond Ferdinand, VallÃ©e de Mai, Anse Marie-Louise) and Curieuse (Dogley and Matatiken 2006). These two islands have a total area of 41 kmÂ² (National Statistics Bureau 2005). Historically, the species was also known from Round, St. Pierre and Chauve-Souris (Dogley and Matatiken 2006). It is planted on several other granitic islands, but these stands cannot be counted as naturalized. It occurs at less than six locations and the EOO is estimated to be less than 100 kmÂ² (maybe even less than 50 kmÂ²).