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Range DescriptionThe native range of this species is not known as it has been cultivated since historical times, and many of the countries where it has been recorded are probably the result of historical introductions and subsequent naturalization. The type collection was supposedly from the Havana area in Cuba, however, this is is probably an introduction and it is most likely that the species was originally from Central America, in particular from Panama (Anderson 2001, Britton and Rose 1919, Hunt et al. 2006). It is therefore not possible to draw a range map for this species or to determine what its native extent of occurrence or area of occupancy is. Likewise, its altitudinal range is unknown.