Sp. Pl. 1: 509. 1753
Phenology: Flowering ± year-round.
Habitat: Disturbed, nonsalty sites
Elevation: 0–10+ m
Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, also introduced in Old World Tropics.
Muntingia calabura has been reported as a spontaneous weed in commercial greenhouses in California. It was evidently brought into California with coco fiber used in hydroponics installations (F. Hrusa et al. 2002). Fruits of M. calabura are reputed to be prized by bats, birds, children, and fish.
|Author||John L. Strother +|
|Common name||Calabura + and Jamaica cherry +|
|Distribution||Fla. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America + and also introduced in Old World Tropics. +|
|Elevation||0–10+ m +|
|Habitat||Disturbed, nonsalty sites +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Linny Heagy +|
|Phenology||Flowering ± year-round. +|
|Publication title||Sp. Pl. +|
|Publication year||1753 +|
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|Special status||Illustrated + and Introduced +|
|Taxon family||Muntingiaceae +|
|Taxon name||Muntingia calabura +|
|Taxon parent||Muntingia +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 6 +|