Colubrina cubensis var. floridana

M. C. Johnston

Wrightia 3: 96. 1963.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 76.

Shrubs or trees, erect, 5–8 m. Stems straight, tawny puberulent-tomentose. Leaves deciduous; petiole 5–15 mm; blade elliptic-oblong to ovate-oblong or obovate-oblong, 4–10 cm, subcoriaceous, base rounded to obtuse, margins entire or obscurely serrulate to crenulate, apex acute to rounded or emarginate, abaxial surface tawny-tomentose, adaxial surface villous-strigose, glabrescent; pinnately veined, secondary veins 6–12 pairs, relatively straight, basal pair prominent. Inflorescences corymblike thyrses, 20–50(–70)-flowered; peduncles 8–15 mm; fruiting pedicels 4–9 mm. Capsules 7–9 mm.

Phenology: Flowering Feb–Mar, possibly year-round.
Habitat: Rockland hammocks.
Elevation: 0–10 m.


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Fla., West Indies (Cuba, Hispaniola).


Variety floridana is known in the flora area only from Miami-Dade County.

Selected References


Lower Taxa