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Xylosma buxifolia

Xylosma buxifolia A. Gray


Flacourtiaceae (Flacourtia Family)

Synonym(s): Myroxylon buxifolium


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 15 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Dec


Native Habitat: Pine rocklands of southern Florida.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Webref 124 - Vascular Plant Species of Management Concern in Everglades National Park (2015) The Institute for Regional Conservation

Additional resources

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


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

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