Wild Florida Photo - Psychotria ligustrifolia - Bahama wild coffee

Psychotria ligustrifolia

Bahama wild coffee

Florida native

Endangered Florida species

Monroe Co. FL 05/20/18
Monroe Co. FL 05/20/18
Monroe Co. FL 05/20/18

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A rare shrub of rockland hammocks and pine rocklands in Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys. The range includes Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Greater Antilles.
Growing up to 2m (~6 ft.) tall with opposite leaves. The leaves have narrow tips with bases that taper to a leafstalk and are less than 13cm (5 in.) long and 4cm (1-1/2 in.) wide. Leaves are glabrous except on the underside where there are hairs along the midrib and tiny pits (domatia) at the axils of most secondary veins. Tiny five-lobed flowers appear in compound cymes in the upper leaf axils and at the terminus of the stem. The calyx has five deltoid lobes with stiff hairs. The fruits are small, oval and red.


Psychotria ligustrifolia is a member of the Rubiaceae - Madder family.

Other species of the Psychotria genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  Psychotria nervosa - WILD COFFEE

Date record last modified: Jun 20, 2020

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