Civ. Nat. Hist. Jamaica, 209. 1756
Tropical, s North America (including Mexico), West Indies, Central America, South America.
Species ca. 120 (2 in the flora).
The hypanthium usually completely invests the achene in both species of Coccoloba in the flora, becoming juicy and somewhat astringent at maturity. The fruits of C. uvifera are edible raw or are used to make jelly or wine (E. L. Little Jr. et al. 1969). Both species also enjoy some popularity in landscaping due to their attractive fruiting racemes and evergreen foliage, which on the two species in the flora is bronze colored when young (R. A. Howard 1958).
|Author||Craig C. Freeman +|
|Common name||Sea-grape +|
|Distribution||Tropical +, S North America (including Mexico) +, West Indies +, Central America + and South America. +|
|Etymology||Greek, coccos, seed or berry, and lobos, capsule or pod, alluding to fleshy hypanthium surrounding fruit +|
|Illustrator||Bee F. Gunn +|
|Publication title||Civ. Nat. Hist. Jamaica, +|
|Publication year||1756 +|
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|Taxon family||Polygonaceae +|
|Taxon name||Coccoloba +|
|Taxon parent||Polygonaceae subfam. Polygonoideae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 5 +|