Sp. Pl.1: 509. 1753
Phenology: Flowering ± year-round.
Habitat: Disturbed, nonsalty sites
Elevation: 0–10+ m
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 +|
|Elevation||0–10+ m +|
|Habitat||Disturbed, nonsalty sites +|
|Illustrator||Linny Heagy +|
|Phenology||Flowering ± year-round. +|
|Taxon name||Muntingia calabura +|
|Taxon parent||Muntingia +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 6 +|