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Pisonia aculeata Linnaeus. Devil’s-claw, Pull-and-hold-back, Old-hook, Cockspur, Garabato Prieto. Phen: Feb-Jun. Hab: Hammocks, subtropical thickets. Dist: S. and c. peninsular FL; West Indies, s. LA, s. TX, and s. AZ south through Mexico, Central America, and tropical South America.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = WI; = Pisonia aculeata L. var. aculeata – SFla, Bogle (1974); < Pisonia aculeata L. – Bah, Fl5, FNA4, K4, Mex, S, S13, Tx, WH3

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Heliophily: 4

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