Calyptranthes pallens

Spicewood

  • Family: Myrtaceae
  • Form: Often multi-trunked shrub or small tree, reaching 10 to15 feet
  • Leaves: Simple, opposite, narrow elliptic with elongated apex, entire, fragrant, new foliage pink
  • Stem/Bark: Pale gray, fragrant
  • Flower: White, fragrant, multi-staminate, tiny and inconspicuous
  • Fruit: Berries in terminal panicles, changing from green to red to black
  • Comments: A related but less common species, Calyptranthes zuzygium, is native to southern Florida with olive green leaves and larger, more ornamental flowers
  • Additional Resources:
    The Institute for Regional Conservation Link
    Wikipedia Link
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