Myrsine cubana A. DC.
Guianese Colicwood, Rapanea
Myrsinaceae (Myrsine Family)
Synonym(s): Myrsine floridana, Myrsine guianensis, Rapanea guianensis, Rapanea punctata
USDA Symbol: MYCU2
A shrub or narrow-crowned, small tree reaching a maximum height of 25 ft. Crown open, irregular; branches few, slender. Leathery, elliptic, dark green leaves with paler undersides are clusters at the ends of twigs. Flowers and berries are rather inconspicuous.
From the Image Gallery
No images of this plant
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Class: 12-36 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , Oct , Nov , Dec
Native Distribution: S. FL through the West Indies to S. America
Native Habitat: Wooded, coastal hammocks
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Well-drained soil.
Conditions Comments: An extremely versatile tree, adapting to a variety of sites.
PropagationDescription: Propagation is by seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
BibliographyBibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
Search More Titles in Bibliography
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Myrsine cubana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Myrsine cubana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Myrsine cubana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff