Gymnanthes lucida

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Gymnanthes lucida
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Gymnanthes
Species: G. lucida
Binomial name
Gymnanthes lucida

Ateramnus lucidus (Sw.) Rothm.

Gymnanthes lucida, commonly known as shiny oysterwood or crabwood, is a species of flowering plant in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae, that is native to southern Florida in the United States, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America.[1] It is a tree, reaching a height of 20 feet (6.1 m).[2]


  1. ^ Miroslav M. Grandtner, ed. (2005). "Gymnanthes lucida Sw.". Elsevier's Dictionary of Trees. Volume 1: North America. Elsevier. p. 404. ISBN 978-0-444-51784-5. 
  2. ^ Hammer, Roger L. (2004). Florida Keys Wildflowers: A Field Guide to Wildflowers, Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of the Florida Keys. Globe Pequot. p. 80. ISBN 978-0-7627-2569-4.