Wild Florida Photo - Chrysophyllum oliviforme

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Chrysophyllum oliviforme

SATINLEAF

Florida native

Threatened Florida species
 

An occasional medium-sized tree of hammocks and flatwoods south of Lake Okeechobee and up the east coast into Brevard County. Ranges through the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles and Central America from southern Mexico to Nicaragua. Also occurs in Hawaii as an exotic.
Growing up to 40 feet tall with a typical 20 foot spread, satinwood has attractive foliage. The evergreen leaves are entire, elliptic, glossy green above and copper colored underneath. A good landscape tree where temperatures are not likely to go below freezing.

 
Chrysophyllum oliviforme is a member of the Sapotaceae - Sapodilla family.