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Coccoloba pubescens Redirected from grandleaf seagrape

Coccoloba pubescens
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Illustration, 1832
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Coccoloba
Species:
C. pubescens
Binomial name
Coccoloba pubescens

Coccoloba pubescens (grandleaf seagrape; syn. C. grandifolia, also sometimes called "Eve's umbrella") is a species of Coccoloba native to coastal regions of the Caribbean, on Antigua, Barbados, Barbuda, Dominica, Hispaniola, Martinique, Montserrat, and Puerto Rico.[1][2]

Description

Coccoloba pubescens is a medium-sized tree growing to 24 m tall, with an open, sparsely branched crown. The leaves are orbicular, very variable in size, from 2.5–45 cm diameter, rarely up to 90 cm diameter, bright green above, paler below with yellow to reddish veins, and a smooth, wavy margin.

The flowers are greenish-white, produced on erect spikes up to 60 cm long. The fruit is 2 cm diameter.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Coccoloba pubescens". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  2. ^ USDA Plants Profile: Coccoloba pubescens
  3. ^ Huxley, A., ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan ISBN 0-333-47494-5.

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