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Clusia rosea Jacquin. Pitch-apple, Balsam-apple, Autograph-tree. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: Maritime hammocks, rockland hammocks, coastal berms, disturbed areas, also widely cultivated. Dist: S. FL; West Indies; Mexico (CAM, CHP, GRO, MIC, ROO, VER) south through Central America to South America. Extirpated as a native, but now rare to uncommon as escapees in urban areas.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Bah, FNA6, K3, K4, Mex, S, WH3; = Clusia flava Jacq. – S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC

Heliophily ?: 7

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
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