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Calyptranthes pallens

Calyptranthes pallens Griseb.

Pale Lidflower, White Spicewood

Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)

Synonym(s): Eugenia pallens

USDA Symbol: CAPA8

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 45 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Greenish white.


Native Habitat: Hammocks, rocky woods, roadsides.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 81 - Natives For Your Neighborhood (2020) The Institute for Regional Conservation
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-12-14
Research By: CBR

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