All Floras      Advanced Search
FNA Vol. 6 Login | eFloras Home | Help
FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 6 | Clusiaceae | Clusia

1. Clusia rosea Jacquin, Enum. Syst. Pl. 34. 1760.

Autograph-tree Autograph-tree

Clusia retusa Poiret

Plants free-standing or epiphytic or epilithic, 0.1–10(–18) m. Leaves: petiole 10–20 mm; blade obovate, 7–15(–23) × 6.4–15 cm, base ± cuneate, apex rounded to emarginate. Inflorescences: peduncle 2 mm; bracts connate. Flowers: staminate unknown; pistillate: sepals in unequal pairs, spatulate to obovate, usually cucullate, to 1.5 × 2 cm; petals obovate-clawed, 3–4 cm, waxy; [staminodes connate, forming resinous cupule]; ovary globose; stigmas 6–9(–12). Capsules yellow, flushed red, globose, 5–8 cm diam.

Flowering summer. Disturbed sites, near beaches; 0–10 m; Fla.; Mexico; West Indies; Central America; South America.

Clusia rosea is widely cultivated in Florida and is established in Broward and Miami-Dade counties; it is native in the Keys (Monroe County). In the flora area, staminate flowers are not known; C. rosea may be apomictic (B. Maguire 1976).


Related Objects Image Gallery 
  • Distribution Map
  • Map
  • Illustration
  • Illustration

     |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |