Monographs Details: Schoepfia harrisii Urb.
Authority: Sleumer, Hermann O. 1984. Olacaceae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 38: 1-159. (Published by NYBG Press)
Family:Schoepfiaceae
Scientific Name:Schoepfia harrisii Urb.
Description:Species Description - Glaucous, slender-stemmed, sometimes straggling shrub or tree, 2-5(-10) m high; bark corky. Branchlets stoutish, early covered with whitish-grayish cork. Leaves obovate-oblong to oblong-lanceolate, sometimes subobovately so, gradually narrowed toward the obtuse apex, or rounded there, base broadly cuneate to rounded, protracted to the petiole, coriaceous, brittle, yellowish-green to pale olivaceous and rather dull in dry specimens, not properly tuberculate, edge flattish, (2-)5-8(-10) x (1.5-)2-3.5(-4,-6)cm, midrib moderately raised on both surfaces, lateral nerves 3 or 4 pairs rather steeply curved-ascending and faintly looping before the edge, slightly or hardly raised on both surfaces, no reticulation; petiole 4-8 x ca. 1.5 mm. Inflorescences 1 or 2(-3) at generally defoliate nodes, glabrous, slender; peduncles 1-1.5 cm long, each with (1-)2-3 flowers on top; pedicels 12 mm long. Epicalyx of bracts and bracteoles adnate into a very shallowly sinuately lobed and obscurely ciliolate cup, 1 mm. Corolla greenish-yellow, known in bud only. Drupe ellipsoid, top glabrous, light red, 7-8 x 5-6 mm.

Distribution:Jamaica South America|