Jacquinia pungens

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Jacquinia pungens
J. pungens flowers
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Theophrastaceae
Genus: Jacquinia
Species: J. pungens
Binomial name
Jacquinia pungens

Jacquinia pungens (syn. Jacquinia macrocarpa subsp. pungens) is a species of flowering plant in the family Theophrastaceae, native to southern Mexico. It is a shrub growing to 4 m tall, with lanceolate to oblong evergreen leaves 4–7 cm long, with a sharply pointed apex. The flowers are yellow, orange, or red, produced in tight racemes. The fruit is a yellow berry.