Guapira discolor

(Sprengel) Little

Phytologia 17: 368. 1968.

Common names: Pigeon-wood beef-wood pork-wood beef-tree blolly
Basionym: Pisonia discolor Sprengel Syst. Veg. 2: 168. 1825
Synonyms: Guapira bracei (Britton) Little Guapira floridana (Britton) Lundell Guapira globosa (Small) Little Guapira longifolia (Heimerl) Little
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 74. Mentioned on page 72.

Trees or shrubs, to 15 m. Stems and buds glabrate or sparsely reddish pubescent. Leaf blades broadly to narrowly elliptic, 6–13 × 1–3 cm, fleshy-chartaceous, thin and ± papery when dry, base cuneate, apex ± acute, surfaces glabrate. Inflorescences loose, 3–7 cm; buds and branches sparsely reddish pubescent or glabrate. Flowers: staminate yellowish green; perianth widely funnelform, 3–4 mm, sparsely puberulent or glabrate; fruiting pedicel 2–3 mm. Fruits 5–8 × 2–3 mm upon drying.

Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Hammocks, pine-scrub
Elevation: 0-100 m


Guapira discolor appears in the flora only along the southern coast of Florida and in the Florida Keys.

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Lower Taxa

... more about "Guapira discolor"
John S. Clement +
(Sprengel) Little +
Pisonia discolor +
Pigeon-wood +, beef-wood +, pork-wood +, beef-tree +  and blolly +
Fla. +  and West Indies. +
0-100 m +
Hammocks, pine-scrub +
Flowering summer. +
Illustrated +
Guapira bracei +, Guapira floridana +, Guapira globosa +  and Guapira longifolia +
Guapira discolor +
species +