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Coccoloba diversifolia

Coccoloba diversifolia Jacq.

Tie-tongue, Pigeon Plum

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)

Synonym(s): Coccoloba floridana, Coccoloba laurifolia

USDA Symbol: CODI8

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

The Pigeon-plum is a member of the buckwheat family (family Polygonaceae) which includes mostly herbs, sometimes shrubs or vines, rarely trees, with small flowers in racemes, spike-like clusters, or in heads. Stems commonly have swollen nodes.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 50 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec




Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.

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Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-05-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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