Clusia minor Jacq.

Bush or tree up to 10 m; branches small and slightly angular; leaves obovate, cartilaginous, 5-10 cm long, obtuse to rounded at the apex; base cuneate; petiole slim, 1-2 cm; midrib slim, prominent on underside, lateral veins slightly prominent; inflorescences pauciflorous; pedicels 2-5 mm; 4 sepals 6-7 mm; 4-5 white or pink petals; fruit almost globose or obovoid, 1.5-2 cm.

Common name: copeicillo.

This species grows typically in humid places, in semi-deciduous forests on non-calcareous soil, but it is possible to find it in the Mogotes.

Clusia minor, living leaves (left), dead leaf (right)
Clusia minor, fruit and branches
Clusia minor, flower

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