Eugenia foetida

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Eugenia foetida
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eugenia
Species: E. foetida
Binomial name
Eugenia foetida
Pers.

Eugenia foetida is a member of the family Myrtaceae, the myrtle family, and is colloquially referred to as "Spanish stopper" or "boxleaf stopper."

It is found year-round in the understory of mangrove forests, coastal hammocks and dunes in coastal, central to southern Florida, and east in the Bahamas.[1][2]

Description[edit]

It is a common small tree with opposite leaves that are dark green on the adaxial (upper or dorsal) leaf surface and lighter on the abaxial (lower or ventral) surface and oblanceolate with a rounded or obtuse apex. The specific epithet foetida, Latin for "fetid" refers to the unpleasant scent of the flowers.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Park Plants. John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. North Palm Beach Florida.
  2. ^ Wunderlin, Richard P. Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida. 1998. Gainesville. University Press of Florida. p. 453