Ximenia americana L.
Tallow wood, Tallowwood
Olacaceae (Olax Family)
Synonym(s): Ximenia inermis
USDA Symbol: XIAM
Sprawling shrub to short tree; crown narrow, irreg.; trunk(s) twisted; branches spreading, crooked, thorny.
Tallowwood berries have been used in the making of soap and cosmetics.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Native Distribution: Peninsular Florida.
Native Habitat: Hammocks, scrub, pinelands.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Ximenia americana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ximenia americana in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff