Wild Florida Photo - Cartrema floridana - Scrub wild olive

Cartrema floridana

Scrub wild olive

Synonym(s): Osmanthus megacarpus, Osmanthus americanus var. megacarpus

Florida native

Endemic to Florida

Volusia Co. FL 06/18/05
Volusia Co. FL 06/18/05

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A frequent scrub plant occurring only in the central Florida peninsula.
Scrub wild olive is differentialed from Cartrema americana by the globose drupes that will grow to 2-2.5 cm in diameter at maturity.


Cartrema floridana is a member of the Oleaceae - Olive family.

Date record last modified: Aug 07, 2016

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