Myrsine cubana

Myrsine

  • Family: Myrsinaceae
  • Form: Evergreen, perennial, small columnar tree or multi-trunked shrub
  • Leaves: Simple, alternate, oblong, often clustered at the ends of branches, undulate leaf margins, glabrous
  • Stem/Bark:
  • Flower: Dioecious, sessile, small greenish white flowers
  • Fruit: Sessile, small round black single-seeded berries, especially attractive to birds
  • Comments: Myrsine has similar foliage characteristics of the native Aridisia escallonioides but is easy to distinguish by its sessile fruit clusters and lack of reddish petiole color
  • Additional Resources:
    The Institute for Regional Conservation Link
    Wikipedia Link
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