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Eugenia foetida

Eugenia foetida Pers.

Boxleaf Stopper, Spanish Stopper

Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)

Synonym(s): Eugenia buxifolia, Eugenia myrtoides

USDA Symbol: EUFO3

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 15 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Hammocks, hammock edges, coastal thickets.

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

Research Literature

Reslit 1133 - Host range of Puccinia psidii, a potential biological control agent of Melaleuca quinquenervia in Florida (2001) M. B. Rayachhetry, T. K. Van, T. D. Center and M. ...

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

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


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

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