Wild Florida Photo - Colubrina cubensis

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Colubrina cubensis

  var.  floridana

CUBAN NAKEDWOOD

Florida native

Endangered Florida species

 

An occasional shrub or small tree of tropical hammocks and pinelands of Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. Also found in the Bahamas.
The oddly shaped little flowers are in axillary clusters, appearing from March through August. The leaves are alternate, oblong, conspicuously viened and softly pubescent on both sides. This species has peduncles that are longer than the pedicels.

 
Colubrina cubensis is a member of the Rhamnaceae - Buckthorn family.