Eugenia axillaris
White StoppeR

Family: Myrtaceae

Form: Small, evergreen coastal tree reaching 15 to 20 ft.

Leaves: Elliptic, reflex upwards from midvein, rounded at base, acute apex, darker green on top, orange petiole. The leaves emit a somewhat offensive skunk-like odor

Stem/Bark: Light brown to grayish in color, fairly smooth

Flower: White, fragrant , multi-staminate,occuring in leaf axils

Fruit: Incapsulated seeds found in round berry, reddish in color, turning dark purple

Comments: Eugenia axillaris is one of 4 Eugenia species that are native to Florida. Easily distinguished by the distinct odor the leaves give off, acute apex and short pedicels