Chrysobalanus icaco

Family: Chrysobalanaceae

Form: Evergreen, shrub or small tree, round habit, foliage full to ground, reaching 3 to 30 ft. with 10 to 20 ft. spread

Leaves: Alternate, simple, broadly obovate, entire, upright on branch, 1 to 3 in. long, cuspidate, emarginate, or obtuse

Stem/Bark: Grayish brown, lenticels evident

Flower: Cyme, white, ¼ in. long, aromatic, inconspicuous

Fruit: Drupe, red, purple, yellow, or white, contain 1 seed, 1 to 2 in. long, in clusters

Comments: Several selections available with varying form, salt tolerance, and color. Due to hybridization, some disagreement exists as to which froms are native to Florida