Coccoloba uvifera

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Coccoloba uvifera, Linn. Sea-grape. Shore-grape. Uvadel Mar. Fig. 1009. Tree, reaching 20 ft. or more, with many flexuous branches: Lvs. large, often 5 in. long by 7 in. wide, broadly heart-shaped, wavy margined, glossy, leathery, glabrous, the midrib red at the base; petioles short, with sheathing stipules at the base: racemes 6 in. long, erect in fl., nodding in fr.; fls. 1½ in. across, white, fragrant; petals 5; stamens 8; styles 3: berries 9 or more in a raceme, small, about ¾in. long, pear-shaped, reddish purple, dotted green, sweetish acid: nut roundish, with a short, sharp point on top, and vertical wrinkles. Sandy seashores of Trop. Amer. especially S. Fla. and W. Indies. B.M. 3130.—The wood is used in cabinet-work, and, when boiled, gives a red color. CH

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