Wild Florida Photo - Cartrema floridana

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Cartrema floridana

SCRUB WILD OLIVE

DEVILWOOD

Synonym: Osmanthus megacarpus, Osmanthus americanus var. megacarpus

Florida native

Endemic to Florida

 

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.