Licania michauxii

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Licania michauxii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Chrysobalanaceae
Genus: Licania
Species: L. michauxii
Binomial name
Licania michauxii

Licania michauxii, commonly known as gopher apple, is an evergreen shrub. It grows in the sandhills of peninsular Florida as well as coastal Mississippi and Georgia, and its fruit is eaten by wildlife and is being used in cancer research.[1] It fruit is a food source for the gopher tortoise.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-07-24. Retrieved 2011-05-04.