Bourreria succulenta Jacq.

Bahama Strong Bark, Bodywood

Family: Boraginaceae

Genus: Bourreria

Category: Tree - Deciduous

Zones: 10b+

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Flowering shrub to small tree, to 28' tall. Small white fragrant flowers especially in summer but sporadically through the year also. Orange drupes.


Native to Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Published in Enum. Syst. Pl. 14 in 1760.

Much taxonomic confusion. USDA show Bourreria ovata Miers as a synonym of B. succulenta Jacq. which PlantList shows as a synonym of Bourreria baccata Raf.


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