Licania michauxii Prance
Chrysobalanaceae (Cocoa-plum Family)
Synonym(s): Chrysobalanus incanus, Chrysobalanus oblongifolius, Chrysobalanus pallidus, Chrysobalanus retusus, Geobalanus oblongifolius, Geobalanus pallidus
USDA Symbol: LIMI5
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Size Notes: Nearly always less than 1 foot in height -- typically 3 to 9 inches. At least one population of plants in Florida is somewhat arborescent with some plants reaching about 5 feet.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Depending on location and conditions, may flower anytime throughout the year, but most flowering in during spring and summer.
DistributionUSA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , SC
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Research LiteratureReslit 587 - Effects of lichens on seedling emergence in a xeric Florida shrubland (2003) C. V. Hawkes, E. S. Menges
Reslit 2093 - A new species of gall midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) from subterranean stem galls of Licania michauxii (Chrysobalanaceae) in Florida (1996) R. J. Gagne and K. L. Hibbard
Reslit 2609 - Carbohydrate storage in five resprouting Florida scrub plants across a fire chronosequence (2006) J. M. Olano, E. S. Menges, E. Martinez
This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Licania michauxii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Licania michauxii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Licania michauxii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-10-07
Research By: JAM