Origin: Southeast Asia to Northern Australia, Madagascar
Introduction to Florida: Pre-1933 (Agricultural)
Tropical almond is a flowering, perennial, wetland plant. It is present in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands (Kartesz). It is a native plant of Asia that escaped from cultivation. In Florida it is found- rarely- in the disturbed sites of Brevard, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties (Wunderlin, 2003).