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Andira inermis

Andira inermis (W. Wright) Kunth ex DC.

Cabbagebark Tree

Fabaceae (Pea family)

Synonym(s): Andira jamaicensis, Geoffrea inermis


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

Although USDA Plants shows this nitrogen fixing tree as native in Florida, several authorities, including the Florida Institute for Systematic Botany, consider it a non-native/escaped species.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 100 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep



National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-06-20
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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