Jacquinia arborea

Vahl

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.

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

Distribution

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

Discussion

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

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
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R. David Whetstone +  and Richard P. Wunderlin +
attenuate +
red +  and orange-red +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +
Globose (?) +  and Ovoid (?) +
8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br />) +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
oblong-obovate;spatulate +
1.5cm;4cm +
lanceolate +
Braceletwood +
cream darkening +  and yellow +
Fla. +, Mexico +, West Indies (Jamaica) +, West Indies (Lesser Antilles) +, West Indies (Puerto Rico) +  and Central America (Honduras) +
0-10 m +
dicotyledonous +
capsular +  and baccate +
loculicidal +
Coastal strands, disturbed sites, mangrove forest edges +
thick-walled +  and branched +
pedunculate +  and 4-30(-40)-flowered +
pseudoverticillate +
shorter to longer +
erose +  and entire +
superior;partly inferior +
tenuinucellate +  and bitegmic +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (?) +  and 1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (?) +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
puberulous +  and glabrous +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
Flowering winter–spring. +
5+-carpellate +
Eclog. Amer. +
7-25(-40)-flowered +
6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br /> (12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br />) +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br />) +
alveolate +
subglobose +, oblong +  and elliptic +
3mm +  and 5mm +
distinct +
0.22 cm2.2 mm <br />0.0022 m <br /> (0.32 cm3.2 mm <br />0.0032 m <br />) +
epipetalous +  and antipetalous +
0.18 cm1.8 mm <br />0.0018 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
epipetalous +  and antisepalous +
oblong +  and ovate +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
much-branched +
Jacquinia armillaris var. arborea +
Jacquinia arborea +
Jacquinia +
species +
grayish brown +
glabrescent +  and lepidote +
glandular-punctate +  and with secretory resin canals +
evergreen +  and perennial +
tree +  and shrub +