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Catesbaea parviflora (Smallflower lilythorn)
Cressler, Alan

Catesbaea parviflora

Catesbaea parviflora Sw.

Smallflower Lilythorn, Dune Lilythorn

Rubiaceae (Madder Family)


USDA Symbol: CAPA43

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

Shrubs are covered with large thorns.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Notes: Grows to 3 feet in height.
Fruit: Striking white berries.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Notes: Flowers are inconspicuous.


Native Distribution: Distribution limited to the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-11-20
Research By: SCB

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