Jacquinia arborea


Eclog. Amer. 1: 26. 1797 ,.

Common names: Braceletwood
Synonyms: Jacquinia armillaris var. arborea (Vahl) Grisebach
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 253. Mentioned on page 254.
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Shrubs or trees to 5 m; twigs grayish brown, lepidote when young, glabrescent. Stems gray, nearly smooth. Leaves usually distinctly pseudoverticillate; petiole to 7 mm, glabrous or sparsely puberulous; blade 3–8(–12) × 1.5–4(–5) cm, coriaceous, margins slightly revolute, apex rounded or retuse, mucronate or mucro absent. Racemes 7–25(–40)-flowered, to 6(–12) cm, commonly exceeding leaves. Pedicels 7–13 mm; bracts lanceolate, 1–1.5 mm. Flowers: sepals 2.2–3.2 mm, margins entire or slightly erose; petals 7–9 mm, lobes ca. as long as or slightly shorter than tube; stamens shorter than staminodes; staminodes oblong to ovate, 1.8–3 × 2–3 mm, apex rounded or retuse. Berries orange-red or red, 7–11 mm diam., pericarp smooth. Seeds light brown, 3–5 mm.

Phenology: Flowering winter–spring.
Habitat: Coastal strands, disturbed sites, mangrove forest edges
Elevation: 0-10 m


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Introduced; Fla., Mexico, West Indies (Jamaica, Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico), Central America (Honduras).


Cultivated and escaped in Florida, Jacquinia arborea is occasional in disurbed coastal communities of Broward and Miami-Dade counties and the Monroe County keys.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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R. David Whetstone +  and Richard P. Wunderlin +
Braceletwood +
Fla. +, Mexico +, West Indies (Jamaica +, Lesser Antilles +, Puerto Rico) +  and Central America (Honduras). +
0-10 m +
Coastal strands, disturbed sites, mangrove forest edges +
Flowering winter–spring. +
Eclog. Amer. +
Jacquinia armillaris var. arborea +
Jacquinia arborea +
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