Coccoloba uvifera (L.) L.

Seagrape


Family: Polygonaceae

Genus: Coccoloba

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: 10b to 11

Size: To 50' tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

Leaves leathery, shiny, round with heart-shaped base, bright green with red veins often. White, fragrant flowers in spikes. Reddish fruits on female trees, looking like grape clusters.

History: 

Published in Syst. Nat., ed. 10 2: 1007 in 1759.

Basionym Polygonum uvifera L. - - Linnaeus cited Catesby's Natural History Volume II plate 96.


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