Symb. Antill. 3: 314. 1902.
Shrubs or trees, 1–10 m, glabrous or glabrescent; trunks to 5 dm diam. Leaves: petiole 3–6 mm; blade ovate to elliptic or broadly elliptic to nearly oval, 2–6 cm, margins undulate, apex rounded to obtuse, usually truncate-emarginate, rarely acuminate. Inflorescences 3–5-flowered. Pedicels 1–6 mm. Flowers almond-fragrant. Drupes purplish red to nearly black at maturity.
Phenology: Flowering sporadically year-round.
Habitat: Hammocks, thickets, mangrove woodlands.
Elevation: 0–10 m.
Fla., s Mexico, West Indies, Central America.
Krugiodendron ferreum in the flora area is found along the Atlantic coast from Brevard to Monroe counties. It is cultivated in gardens and parks as a specimen tree. Krugiodendron acuminatum was described from collections far-disjunct in Costa Rica and in Veracruz, Mexico. A. Pool (pers. comm.) considers these collections to fall within the range of variability of K. ferreum.