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Byrsonima lucida (Miller) L.C. Rich. in A.L. Juss., Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. 18: 481. 1811. Malpighia lucida Miller, Gard. Dict. 8 ed. Fol. 82. n. 9. 1768.

Shrubs. Leaves obovate to oblanceolate, cuneate at base, rounded or obtuse at apex, 1-5 x 0.7-2.5 cm, chartaceous or sub-coriaceous, lucid above, glabrous on both surfaces; petioles 1-5 mm long; stipules broadly ovate, ca 1 mm long. Racemes about 12-flowered; pedicels slender, 9-13 cm long; bracts lanceolate, 2-4 mm long; bracteoles ovate, 1-2 mm long. Flowers 1-1.2 cm across; buds subglobose, ca 4 mm long. Calyx-lobes lanceolate, 2-2.5 mm long. Petals suborbicular 3-4 x 3-5 mm. Filaments ca 2 mm long, pilose; anthers ovoid or oblong-ovoid, 1.5-2.5 mm long. Drupes globose, ca 9 mm across.

Fl. & Fr. May - Oct.

Throughout West Indies from Bahamas to Barbados and Trinidad.

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