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Guapira obtusata

Guapira obtusata (Jacq.) Little

Broadleaf Blolly, Corcho Prieto

Nyctaginaceae (Four o'clock family)

Synonym(s): Pisonia obtusata, Torrubia obtusata


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Accessory
Size Notes: Up to about 25 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


Native Habitat: 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 Guapira obtusata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Guapira obtusata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Guapira obtusata


Record Modified: 2020-11-09
Research By: CBR

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