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Trema lamarckiana

Trema lamarckiana (Schult.) Blume

Lamarck's Trema, West Indian Trema, Pain-in-back

Ulmaceae (Elm Family)


USDA Symbol: TRLA2

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall.
Fruit: Pink.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Typically flowers Mar-Apr. Sometimes flowers Jul-Nov.


Native Habitat: Disturbed areas along margins of woodlands and roadways.

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


Record Modified: 2020-06-11
Research By: CBR

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