Muntingia calabura

Muntingia calabura

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(Strawberry Tree)

FAMILY

Muntingiaceae / Tiliaceae / Malvaceae

Species

Muntingia calabura

Common name(s)

Strawberry Tree

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white. Small tree to about 6 m tall, spreading

Distinguishing features

Leaves arranged on either side of the branch (distichous), simple alternate, 3-veined at base, lower surface covered in sticky hairs giving a whitish appearance, small serrations on margin. Flowers with white petals and numerous stamens. Fruit a red berry, juicy.

Muntingia calabura