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Castela erecta (Goatbush)
Leander, Bruce

Castela erecta

Castela erecta Turp.

Goatbush

Simaroubaceae (Quassia-Wood Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: caer3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Margin: Entire
Fruit:
Size Class: 3-6 ft. , 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: TX

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1271 Collected 2013-05-19 in Starr County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional resources

USDA: Find Castela erecta in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Castela erecta in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Castela erecta

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2010-03-15
Research By: DEW

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