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Drypetes lateriflora

Drypetes lateriflora (Sw.) Krug & Urb.

Guiana Plum, Guiana-plum

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)


USDA Symbol: DRLA3

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 30 feet tall.
Fruit: Drupes red-orange at maturity.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May


Native Habitat: Tropical hammocks.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) 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 Drypetes lateriflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Drypetes lateriflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Drypetes lateriflora


Record Modified: 2020-03-09
Research By: CBR

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