Eugenia foetida

Spanish Stopper

  • Family: Myrtaceae
  • Form: Evergreen, shrub or small understory tree, columnar habit, reaching 15-20 feet with 8-15 feet spread
  • Leaves: Opposite, simple, orange-reddish petiole, elliptic, entire, less than 2 inches length, obtuse, new foliage red
  • Stem/Bark: Brown to grey, mottled
  • Flower: Raceme, white, fragrant, axillary, inconspicuous
  • Fruit: Berry, red ripening black, less than 0.25 inch diameter, containing 1-2 seeds, single
  • Comments: One of four native Eugenia species in Florida, E. foetida is distinguished by its rounded leaf apex and short pedicels
  • Additional Resources:
    The Institute for Regional Conservation Link
    Wikipedia Link
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