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Hypelate trifoliata

Hypelate trifoliata Sw.

Ebony, Inkwood, White Iron Wood, White Ironwood

Sapindaceae (Soapberry family)



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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 40 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul


Native Habitat: Rockland hammocks, pinelands.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 42 - Florida Natural Areas Inventory Field Guides (2001) Florida Natural Areas Inventory Field Guides
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-12-16
Research By: CBR

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