Xylosma bahamensis - (Britton) Standl.

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SALICACEAE Formerly FLACOURTIACEAE

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Shake hand Tree

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Dioecious

Toothed & acute apex leaf armed with a simple straight spine in the leaf axilIntricately-branched shrub


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The spines are straight

Flowering time;

Distribution; GC otherwise only known from Northern Bahamas

Habitat; Dry thickets and woodland

Status; Infrequent

Notes; This tree grows extremely slowly, a large tree may have taken hundreds of years to reach that height. The trunk is spiny.

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