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Trema micrantha

Trema micrantha (L.) Blume

Jamaican Nettletree, Florida Trema

Ulmaceae (Elm Family)

Synonym(s): Calyptracordia alba, Cordia alba, Cordia dentata, Trema floridana, Trema micranthum

USDA Symbol: TRMI2

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 30 feet tall.
Fruit: Bright red-orange to yellow.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Hammocks and prairies, often weedy along roadsides, in burned areas and on calcareous ground.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FACU
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.

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


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

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