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Jacquinia keyensis (Joewood)
Cressler, Alan

Jacquinia keyensis

Jacquinia keyensis Mez


Theophrastaceae (Theophrasta Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Shrub to small tree; crown rounded.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 20 feet tall.
Fruit: Orange-red.

Bloom Information

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


Native Distribution: Found along the coast in limited areas of southern Florida.
Native Habitat: Coastal hammocks, scrub; pinelands.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.


Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.

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Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) 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 Jacquinia keyensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Jacquinia keyensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Jacquinia keyensis


Record Modified: 2023-05-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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