Wild Florida Photo - Chionanthus pygmaeus

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Chionanthus pygmaeus

PIGMY FRINGETREE

Florida native

Endemic to Florida

Endangered Florida species

U.S. Endangered species
 

Each of the 4 linear lobes of the white corolla are about one cm long. The drooping clusters of flowers appear from February through April and in November. The oval fruit is about 2-2.5 cm long and purplish-brown when ripe. Pigmy fringetree grows to about 1-2 meters tall in scrub and sandhills of central Florida.

 
Chionanthus pygmaeus is a member of the Oleaceae - Olive family.

Other species of the Chionanthus genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Chionanthus virginicus - WHITE FRINGETREE