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Gymnanthes lucida

Gymnanthes lucida Sw.

Crabwood, Oysterwood

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)

Synonym(s): Ateramnus lucidus


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 30 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


Native Habitat: Subtropical moist hardwood 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 Gymnanthes lucida in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Gymnanthes lucida in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Gymnanthes lucida


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

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