Occasional, along the edge of the lake, in older clearings, or at the edges of clearings; rarely high in the forest. Flowers in the dry season, usually from February to April (rarely in May in the early rainy season). Most fruits are mature in the late dry season. Mexico to Peru; Lesser Antilles. In Panama, known from tropical dry forest in Coclé and Panama, from premontane moist forest in Los Santos and Panama, from tropical moist forest in the Canal Zone, Bocas del Toro, Panama, and Darien, and from premontane wet forest in Coclé and Panama.