Licania michauxii

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Licania michauxii
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Chrysobalanaceae
Genus: Licania
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. Its fruit is eaten by wildlife and is being used in cancer research.[1] The fruit is a food source for the gopher tortoise.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-07-24. Retrieved 2011-05-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)