Calyptranthes pallens

Family: Myrtaceae

Form: Often multi-trunked shrub or small tree, reaching 10 to15 feet

Leaves: Simple, opposite, narrow elliptic with elongated apex, entire, fragrant, new foliage pink

Stem/Bark: Pale gray, fragrant

Flower: White, fragrant, multi-staminate, tiny and inconspicuous

Fruit: Berries in terminal panicles, changing from green to red to black

Comments: A related but less common species, Calyptranthes zuzygium, is native to southern Florida with olive green leaves and larger, more ornamental flowers.