Occasional in clearings, especially the Lighthouse Clearing. Apparently flowers throughout much of the year, but most specimens have been collected in the rainy season, from May to December. Flowering plants may be found with mature fruits from the previous flowering, indicating that individual plants probably flower more than once per year. Southern Mexico to Venezuela. In Panama, known from tropical moist forest in the Canal Zone, Bocas del Toro, Panama, and Darién and from premontane wet forest in Coclé.