Jacquinia keyensis

Mez in I. Urban

in I. Urban, Symb. Antill. 2: 444. 1901 ,.

Common names: Joewood
Illustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 253.

Shrubs or trees to ca. 6 m; twigs gray, lepidote when young, glabrescent. Stems light gray, nearly smooth. Leaves alternate or indistinctly pseudoverticillate; petiole to 5 mm, puberulous-lepidote; blade 1–4.5 × 0.5–2.5 cm, coriaceous, margins slightly to strongly revolute, apex obtuse to rounded or retuse, mucronate. Racemes 4–30-flowered, to 6 cm, commonly exceeding leaves. Pedicels 7–12 mm; bracts lanceolate, 0.5–0.7 mm. Flowers: sepals 2–2.5 (–4) mm, margins entire or erose; petals 6–9 mm, lobes ca. as long as or longer than tube; stamens shorter than staminodes; staminodes oblong, 3.5–4.5 × 2–3 (–4) mm, apex obtuse, rounded, or truncate. Berries orange-red, 9–10 mm diam., pericarp smooth. Seeds brown, 3–5 mm.


Phenology: Flowering year-round.
Habitat: Coastal strands, on sand or exposed rocky ground
Elevation: 0-10 m

Distribution

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Fla., West Indies (Bahamas), West Indies (Cayman Islands), West Indies (Cuba), West Indies (Hispaniola), West Indies (Jamaica)

Discussion

Jacquinia keyensis is localized in the coastal strand; it grows mostly on coral exposures within the salt-spray community of the Monroe County keys, and Miami-Dade and Lee counties. It is listed as threatened by the state of Florida.

The name Jacquinia armillaris Jacquin has been misapplied to Florida material of J. keyensis.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Jacquinia keyensis"
R. David Whetstone +  and Richard P. Wunderlin +
Mez in I. Urban +
attenuate +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
Globose (?) +  and Ovoid (?) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (4.5 cm45 mm <br />0.045 m <br />) +
oblong-obovate;spatulate +
0.5cm;2.5cm +
lanceolate +
Joewood +
cream darkening +  and yellow +
Fla. +, West Indies (Bahamas) +, West Indies (Cayman Islands) +, West Indies (Cuba) +, West Indies (Hispaniola) +  and West Indies (Jamaica) +
0-10 m +
dicotyledonous +
capsular +  and baccate +
loculicidal +
Coastal strands, on sand or exposed rocky ground +
thick-walled +  and branched +
pedunculate +  and 4-30(-40)-flowered +
pseudoverticillate +  and alternate +
shorter to longer +
erose +  and entire +
superior;partly inferior +
tenuinucellate +  and bitegmic +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (?) +  and 1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (?) +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
puberulous-lepidote +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
Flowering year-round. +
5+-carpellate +
in I. Urban, Symb. Antill. +
4-30-flowered +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br />) +
alveolate +
subglobose +, oblong +  and elliptic +
3mm +  and 5mm +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
distinct +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
Illustrated +
epipetalous +  and antipetalous +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br />) +
epipetalous +  and antisepalous +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
much-branched +
light gray +
Jacquinia keyensis +
Jacquinia +
species +
glabrescent +  and lepidote +
glandular-punctate +  and with secretory resin canals +
evergreen +  and perennial +
tree +  and shrub +