CANDLEWOOD; WHITE CANDLEWOOD; TORCH WOOD
Sometimes the young leaves may resemble the poisonous Hippomane mancinella
Look at the leaf structure, you will see the compounded leaves,
where Hippomane mancinella has a simple leaf.
Flowering time; Mid December
Distribution; This tree is found in the Bahamas, Florida, the Caribbean and Central America
Habitat; Amyris elemifera can reach 15', it will grows in dry forest where you will find dappled shade.
Notes; The leaves have a pellucid dots and fragrant when crushed, the branches were lightup and used as a torch while crabbing. It is also a host plant for our Cayman's endemic butterfly Heraclides andraemaon tailori / Cayman Swallowtail