Byrsonima lucida (Mill.) DC.
Locust Berry, Long Key locustberry
Malpighiaceae (Barbados-Cherry Family)
Synonym(s): Byrsonima cuneata
USDA Symbol: BYLU
Multi-trunked shrub to small tree; crown irreg.; branches erect, spindly.
A native of Florida and the Caribbean, this plant is listed as a threatened species in Flroida, under the Preservation of Native Flora of Florida Act. Like so many south Florida plants, it has suffered from the loss of habitat to development.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Red , Pink
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Dec
Native Distribution: Southeastern tip of Florida and Keys.
Native Habitat: Coastal pinelands.
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)Byrsonima lucida is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
Florida Duskywing |
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From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Plant Nursery - Sanibel, FL
BibliographyBibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Byrsonima lucida in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Byrsonima lucida in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff