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Ximenia americana var. americana

Ximenia americana L. var. americana

Tallow Wood, Tallow-wood

Olacaceae (Olax Family)



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 40 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Pinelands, hammock margins, coastal scrub and sand dunes.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
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 Ximenia americana var. americana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ximenia americana var. americana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ximenia americana var. americana


Record Modified: 2023-04-19
Research By: CBR

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