Chrysophyllum oliviforme subsp. oliviforme

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 246.

Twigs russet, older twigs grayish. Leaves: petiole 5–10 mm; blade broadly elliptic to ovate, (13–) 30–120 × (6–)15–40(–67) mm, marginal vein distinct, surfaces abaxially coppery-hairy, becoming grayish with age, adaxially glossy green. Inflorescences 2–10-flowered or flowers solitary. Pedicels 3–8 mm, sericeous-tomentose. Flowers: sepals broadly ovate, 1.5–2 mm, margins ciliate, apex ciliate; ovary 0.5–1 mm. Berries 14–30 mm. Seeds elongate, 13–15 mm; hilum ca. 1/3 seed length. 2n = 52.


Phenology: Flowering mostly late summer (sporadic throughout year).
Habitat: Hammocks, scrub and wet thickets, frequently on coquina, coral, sandy and shelly soils
Elevation: 0-5 m

Distribution

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Fla., West Indies (Bahamas, Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico).

Discussion

Chrysophyllum oliviforme is a handsome tree that is frequently cultivated.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

Richard P. Wunderlin +  and R. David Whetstone +
Linnaeus +
Fla. +, West Indies (Bahamas +, Cuba +, Hispaniola +, Jamaica +  and Puerto Rico). +
Hammocks, scrub and wet thickets, frequently on coquina, coral, sandy and shelly soils +
Flowering mostly late summer (sporadic throughout year). +
Syst. Nat. ed. +
Illustrated +
Chrysophyllum oliviforme subsp. oliviforme +
Chrysophyllum oliviforme +
subspecies +