iguanaea (Jacq.) Sarg.
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Places where this species can be found :
- Top Hill - GRENADA
- Palmiste - GRENADA
DescriptionClimbing shrub with 2 recurved spines at nodes; many parallel regular branches from main stem; Leaves trinerved, crenate or serrate beyond the middle; with tufts of hairs or pits in the axils of the lateral nerves; base often cordate; 2mm stipules. Frutis fleshy, 6-10mm, truning orange, with 2 styles, each splitting into 2, remaining on top.
InterestCeltis is a classical name for a tree of this type. In Latin Celtis was the Lotus tree, with a similar fruit.
CollectorW.D. Hawthorne, D.Jules
LocationLowland Dry Forest between Dothan and Palmiste, by road close to sea. Flemingia, Ceiba, Cordia curassavica, Bourreria, Tecoma, Haematoxylon
Notes8m spiny tree; spines even on young, yellow stems. Fruits becoming orange.