Coccoloba diversifolia

Pigeon Plum

  • Family: Polygonaceae
  • Form: Evergreen tree reaching 30-40 ft.; upright, columnar
  • Leaves: Simple, alternate, entire; variable in size; petiole based forming a sheath around stem
  • Stem/Bark: Attractive, peeling in large plates to expose various colors
  • Flower: White, appearing in axillary or terminal spikes
  • Fruit: Achene, purple, born in clusters
  • Comments: A related native species, Coccoloba uvifera, is another excellent seaside tree but with a broader canopy and roundish leaves
  • Additional Resources:
    IFAS document (pdf)
    The Institute for Regional Conservation Link
    Wikipedia Link
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