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Colubrina cubensis

  var.  floridana


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.

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native Florida Plants
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.

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