- Family: Nyctaginaceae
- Form: Small to medium sized tree up to 30 feet in height with a rounded canopy.
- Leaves: Simple, opposite, oblong to elliptic shape, obtuse apex, entire margin with irregularities, deep green, typically up to 3 inches long and 1 inch wide, evergreen.
- Stem/Bark: Usually single-trunked, sometimes branching out close to trunk; light brown/red bark with mottling.
- Flower: Inconspicuous, small yellow-greenish clusters, lacking petals.
- Fruit: Female trees produce red, single-seeded berries that attract wildlife.
- Comments: Native to tropical hammocks, hardy and adaptable to a variety of conditions.
- Additional Resources:
The Institute for Regional Conservation Link