Vallesia glabra (Cav.) Link

  • Authority

    Britton, Nathaniel L. & Millspaugh, Charles F. 1920. The Bahama Flora.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Vallesia glabra (Cav.) Link

  • Description

    Species Description - A glabrous shrub or small tree, 6 m. high or less, the slender branches sometimes elongated and vine-like. Leaves oblong or oblong-lanceolate, somewhat fleshy, shining above, dull beneath, 3-6 cm. long, short-petioled, mostly acute at both ends; cymes few-several-flowered, often forked; pedicels slender; calyx about 1 mm. long, its lobes ovate, acute; corolla white, about 6 mm. long, its narrow lobes one-third to one-half as long as the tube; fruit oblong, rounded at apex, narrowed at the base, about 10 mm. long and 4 mm. thick.

  • Distribution

    Scrub-lands and white-lands New Providence, Rose Island, Eleuthera, Cat Island, Conception Island, Great Exuma, Long Island and Anguilla Isles : Florida ; Cuba; Jamaica; tropical Mexico to Bolivia. Vallesia.

    New Providence Bahamas South America| Eleuthera Bahamas South America| Cat Island Bahamas South America| Exuma Bahamas South America| Long Island Bahamas South America| Anguilla South America| Florida United States of America North America| Cuba South America| Jamaica South America| Bolivia South America|