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Dalbergia ecastaphyllum (Linnaeus) Taubert. Coinvine. Phen: Apr-Aug. Hab: Maritime hammocks, beach dunes, coastal strands, coastal grasslands, coastal berms, scrubby flatwoods, shell middens, mangroves. Dist: Peninsular FL; West Indies; Mexico (TAB, VER), Central America, and South America; Paleotropics.

ID notes: This shrub or small tree is typically at least somewhat scandent; the unifoliolate leaves and legumes almost as wide as long are also distinctive features.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Fl3, FNA11.1, K3, K4, Mex, WH3; = Dalbergia brownei (Jacq.) Schinz – S13, misapplied; = Dalbergia ecastophyllum – Bah, GW2, SE3, Isely (1998), orthographic variant; = Ecastophyllum ecastophyllum (L.) Britton – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW

Heliophily ?: 8

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