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Vallesia antillana

Vallesia antillana Woodson

Pearl Berry, Tear Shrub, Tearshrub

Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)

Synonym(s): Vallesia glabra

USDA Symbol: VAAN3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

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


Native Distribution: Known in North America only in Florida, where it is listed as endangered.
Native Habitat: Rockland hammocks, coastal rock barrens, beach dunes and coastal strand.

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-03-09
Research By: CBR

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