Coccoloba pubescens

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Coccoloba pubescens
Coccoloba pubescens PDold.jpg
Illustration, 1832
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Coccoloba
Species: C. pubescens
Binomial name
Coccoloba pubescens
L.

Coccoloba pubescens (Grandleaf Seagrape; syn. C. grandifolia, also sometimes called "Eve's Umbrella") is a species of Coccoloba native to coastal regions of the Caribbean, on Antigua, Barbados, Barbuda, Dominica, Hispaniola, Martinique, Montserrat, and Puerto Rico.[1][2]

Description[edit]

Coccoloba pubescens is a medium-sized tree growing to 24 m tall, with an open, sparsely branched crown. The leaves are orbicular, very variable in size, from 2.5–45 cm diameter, rarely up to 90 cm diameter, bright green above, paler below with yellow to reddish veins, and a smooth, wavy margin.

The flowers are greenish-white, produced on erect spikes up to 60 cm long. The fruit is 2 cm diameter.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Germplasm Resources Information Network: Coccoloba pubescens
  2. ^ USDA Plants Profile: Coccoloba pubescens
  3. ^ Huxley, A., ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan ISBN 0-333-47494-5.