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Ximenia americana L.
Tallow wood, Tallowwood
USDA Symbol: XIAM
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
FL Native Distribution:
Peninsular Florida. Native Habitat:
Hammocks, scrub, pinelands. USDA Native Status: L48(N), PR(N), VI(N)
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff