Trees or shrubs, to 15 m. Stems and buds glabrate or sparsely reddish pubescent. Leaf blades broadly to narrowly elliptic, 6–13 × 1–3 cm, fleshy-chartaceous, thin and ± papery when dry, base cuneate, apex ± acute, surfaces glabrate. Inflorescences loose, 3–7 cm; buds and branches sparsely reddish pubescent or glabrate. Flowers: staminate yellowish green; perianth widely funnelform, 3–4 mm, sparsely puberulent or glabrate; fruiting pedicel 2–3 mm. Fruits 5–8 × 2–3 mm upon drying.
Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Hammocks, pine-scrub
Elevation: 0-100 m
Fla., West Indies.
Guapira discolor appears in the flora only along the southern coast of Florida and in the Florida Keys.