Rapanea punctata

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


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.