Garrya fadyenii

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Garrya fadyenii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Garryales
Family: Garryaceae
Genus: Garrya
Species: G. fadyenii
Binomial name
Garrya fadyenii'
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Garrya fadyenii is a species of flowering shrub known by the common name Fadyen's silktassel. It is native to the West Indies, specifically Jamaica, Hispaniola, and the former Cuban provinces of Oriente and Santa Clara (Las Villas). It grows in rocky areas of mountainous tropical rainforests.

Growing up to 8 metres (26 ft) tall, its foliage consists of elliptical-shaped leaves, each around 3 to 7 centimetres (1.2 to 2.8 in) long, which are green and shiny on the upper surface. The shrub is dioecious, with male and female plants producing similarly arranged inflorescences surrounded by lanceolate bracts. The fruit is between 5 to 7 millimetres (0.20 to 0.28 in) long, and turns black when dry.[1]:179

Along with Vaccinium cubense, it is a principal wide-leaved plant in the Hispaniolan pine forests ecoregion.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bisse, Johannes (1988). Arboles de Cuba. Havana: Editorial Científico-Técnica. p. 384. 
  2. ^ "Hispaniolan pine forests". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund. Retrieved 2010-11-19.